New Yorker Gay Bert and Ernie

In the wake of this week’s Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s ban on gay marriage, the New Yorker magazine thought it would be cute to feature Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as a gay couple on its same-sex cover.

The cover features silhouettes of the iconic puppets cuddling on a sofa while watching coverage of the SCOTUS decision on television.

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Sesame Street Gordon dumps wife

The ex-wife of one of Sesame Street’s most lovable characters has filed for spousal support after she alleges he dumped her for a younger woman.

Roscoe Orman, who played the kind and nurturing “dad” Gordon Robinson, is accused of leaving his ex-wife, Sharon Orman, “destitute” after 40 years of marriage.

“I want people to know he’s been living a double life,” Sharon told The NY Post’s Page SIx. “I gave up my career to raise the kids and never cheated on him. I am the one who made him a ‘Sesame Street’ dad. This is what I get after 40 years? You can leave me now?”

The Ormans, who have 4 grown children, never legally married.

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