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June 28, 2013

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie cuddle on New Yorker cover — poll

The Internet was abuzz after the image of Monday's New Yorker cover emerged Friday. The cover features Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie cuddling on a couch as they watch the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage.

The debate about the sexual orientation of Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie isn't a new one, but Monday's cover of the New Yorker had more people talking about the topic.

The illustration, titled "Moment of Joy" features the two creatures getting cozy on a couch as they watch the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage.

"It's amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime," Illustrator Jack Hunter said of the cover he created. "This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate."

But what does it mean? Is it a nod to the pair's sexual orientation, or a lesson in acceptance? Vote in our poll and let us know what you think.

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