Sure, Bert and Ernie are puppets. But three decades of rooming together have only encouraged speculation that they're gay. And since they reside on a national institution like Sesame Street, they've become the subject of a new petition by to let the characters tie the knot on air as a model of tolerance. While the usual outrage ensued at the notion of a Bert and Ernie gay marriage special, we noticed pushback arriving from the more progressive corners too.

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