Let’s hear it for Ben & Jerry’s: they’re not serving up two scoops of the same flavor in their Australian stores until same-sex marriage is legal there.
The decision was announced yesterday and affects all 26 of the company’s Australian stores.
— Ben & Jerry's Oz (@BenAndJerrysOz) May 25, 2017
“We are banning two scoops of the same flavor and encouraging our fans to contact their MPs to tell them that the time has come – make marriage equality legal! Love comes in all flavors!” said the company.
Here’s more of the statement on the Ben & Jerry’s site:
Imagine heading down to your local Scoop Shop to order your favorite two scoops of Cookie Dough in a waffle cone. But you find out you are not allowed – Ben & Jerry’s has banned two scoops of the same flavor. You’d be furious!
But this doesn’t even begin to compare to how furious you would be if you were told you were not allowed to marry the person you love.
In addition, Ben & Jerry’s will be putting up mailboxes in all of their Australian stores so customers can send postcards to their MP urging them to support marriage equality.
Ben & Jerry's is banning same scoop marriage pic.twitter.com/v9WcopyF4H
— David (@BronzeShow) May 24, 2017
“We will make sure that the postcards are delivered before the final parliamentary session on June 13th, before the budget is announced – We see this as the next opportunity to achieve marriage equality, so we need to act NOW!”
“At Ben & Jerry’s we love love, and we think most Australians do too. More Australians than ever before believe everyone should have the right to love who they love – and marry them too, if that’s what makes you happy,” said the company.
“Let’s make it happen!”
Ben & Jerry’s previously showed its support for the legalization of same-sex marriage in the UK, Germany and the United States. It now seems committed to doing the same in Australia.