Ben & Jerry's Makes the Gayest Ice Cream Ever

If you always wondered what the deal was with Ben and Jerry, we may now know.

It appears the famous ice cream makers (not the cartoon cat and mouse, that's Tom and Jerry, kids) want to celebrate the fact that Vermont has legalized gay marriage. Vermont, in case you forgot, is actually one of our fifty states.

To mark the occasion, Ben and Jerry's is changing the name of their "Chubby Hubby" ice cream to "Hubby Hubby" ice cream during the month of September 2009. My, what a clever play on words. And, this particular flavor is packed with fudge. No, I'm not kidding here.

The especially fabulous ice cream, with a special "gay marriage" label, will only be available in the state of Vermont during the time. That will teach the bigots in the other 49 states! We have to get by with the hetero version.

Ben & Jerry’s is partnering with the Vermont pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry during the promotion, which includes a special "gay marriage" ice cream delivery truck, which features the horror of horrors: supposedly gay cows! Ben and Jerry's cartoon cows, which are used on labels and advertising, now hold bouquets of flowers, and long eyelashes! Since all cows are female, I don't know what they were trying to say here, but if they were looking for gay, they hit the mark.

The Freedom to Marry group was founded by Evan Wolfson, who assured his place in hell by suing the Boy Scouts a few years back. Interestingly, Freedom to Marry discourages the use of the term "gay marriage," saying in a video statement on the group's website that the term "plays to right-wing fear mongering." They prefer the more ambiguous term "marriage equality." Does this mean the term "gay" is too gay for some Vermont gays?

"Hubby Hubby" ice cream is made of all natural ingredients like peanut butter cookie dough ice cream, fudge, and pretzels. No word if any other "natural ingredients" will be added to the ice cream in Vermont to make it "extra gay." Don't even get us started on how it tastes.

Sources: Ben & Jerry website, Freedom To Marry

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