In protest against Australia’s lack of gay and lesbian marriage, ice-cream giant Ben & Jerry’s says customer in the country cannot order two scoops of the flavor. The chilling announcement is meant to highlight the ridiculousness of denying people the right to marry.
“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!’ said the company in a statement.
To drive the message home, the company wrote: “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. So 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 same sex marriage legal! Love comes in all flavours!”
The Vermont-based company is also installing rainbow post office boxes in its stores, so while people wait for the ice cream they can send a postcards tot heir MP.
Advocates are hoping that parliament will act on marriage equality before the budget is announced and before the final parliamentary session on June 13.