Bert and Ernie come out on The New Yorker cover

The "Sesame Street" pair celebrate the DOMA ruling

By Prachi Gupta

Published June 28, 2013 1:54PM (EDT)

Long rumored to be more than just friends, "Sesame Street" roommates Bert and Ernie have come out on The New Yorker's cover, celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional:

The magazine found artist Jack Hunter's image, titled "Moment of Joy," on Tumblr. Hunter said, “It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime."

“This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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