Bert and Ernie Snuggle on the Cover of The New Yorker

Bert and Ernie Snuggle on the Cover of The New Yorker

In honor of the Supreme Court's decision this week to declare the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, The New Yorker is running this image that artist Jack Hunter submitted to Tumblr last year: A work featuring Sesame Street fixtures Bert and Ernie snuggling after the Supreme Court overturned DOMA. In the original work, it featured a picture of President Obama on the screen—a reference to him announcing his support of gay marriage back in May 2012. 

Hunter explained:

"...while I’m certainly not the first person to speculate about Bert & Ernie’s more personal and private relationship, I thought they were well suited to represent how a lot of gay couples must have felt hearing Obama’s comments … after all, they’ve been together for almost 50 years … as “just friends" or otherwise."

It's titled "Moment of Joy." You can check it out above.

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[via The New Yorker]

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