Well, it’s about time.
CTW spokeswoman Irene Hutchins was quoted as explaining that
“Sesame Street has always evolved with the times in which real children are living. More and more children today are living in proximity to happy, healthy, gay people who have no interest in hiding. We think portraying Bert and Ernie in more traditional romantic “couple” ways will be affirming for children with gay uncles or family friends in their lives.”