Ben & Jerry’s has announced today that it is banning two scoop, same flavor ice cream orders at all 26 of its stores in Australia.
This is in the wake of Taiwan becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, Ben & Jerry’s seems to be painfully aware of the fact that Australia still hasn’t legalized marriage equality.
As such, the ice cream company has to decided to take action to show how wrong this act is.
In an official statement the company said:
‘Imagine heading down to your local Scoop Shop to order your favorite two scoops of Cookie Dough in a waffle cone. But you find out you are not allowed – Ben & Jerry’s has banned two scoops of the same flavor. You’d be furious!’
‘But this doesn’t even begin to compare to how furious you would be if you were told you were not allowed to marry the person you love.
‘So we are banning two scoops of the same flavor and encouraging our fans to contact their MPs to tell them that the time has come – make same sex marriage legal! Love comes in all flavours!’
Adding to that, the stores will now also include rainbow boxes in which customers can sign letters urging for a same-sex marriage ruling to their MP.
‘We will make sure that the postcards are delivered before the final parliamentary session on June 13th, before the budget is announced –We see this as the next opportunity for to achieve marriage equality, so we need to act NOW!’
‘At Ben & Jerry’s we love love, and we think most Australians do too. More Australians than ever before believe everyone should have the right to love who they love – and marry them too, if that’s what makes you happy. Let’s make it happen!’
Courtesy of GayStarNews