The new version of Apple’s iPhone operating system iOS6 comes with new emojis, the popular emoticons that are often used in texting and email. Two of these new pictograms represent gay and lesbian couples for the first time.
The icons are placed next to the previous relationship-related emojis showing a heterosexual couple holding hands and a heterosexual couple with a son. One shows two men holding hands. The other shows two women in the same position.
Even though the gay/lesbian couples don’t have any facial expression, I appreciate the new thoughtful addition.