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Ben & Jerry’s Hubby Hubby: Gay Marriage and The Americone Dream

posted by Ethan Nichtern

hubby_hubby.jpgIn honor of the passage of Vermont’s same-sex marriage law, Ben & Jerry’s has announced that for 30 days (only in Vermont), “Chubby Hubby” ice cream will be sold as “Hubby Hubby.” Stephen Colbert‘s Americone Dream could not be reached for comment, but rumors are that the caramel-and-waffley-chocolate-bits-flavor called the announcement a cheap publicity stunt in private.

Cherry Garcia – easily the most Buddhist of all Ben & Jerry’s flavors – praised the move as demonstrating compassion for all sentient beings.


Of course, here at the One City Blog we had a long, winding, and crazy discussion thread about whether or not gays Buddhists
are cool. As one commenter put it accurately, there is not any official
position on homosexuality and Buddhism, either historically or
ethically. However, as a practitioner and teacher of Buddhist meditation,
I want to stop joking and be clear that the VAST majority of Buddhist
teachers and community one can study with nowadays are completely accepting of
queer practitioners. I also want to be clear, (since Tibetan Buddhism
was called out specifically using an old quote by the Dalai Lama), that
most Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the western world welcome homosexual
members into the community. And I also want to say that Buddhists ought
to support gay marriage (take a stand, come on), if only because we
have the ability to actually mindfully read the Constitution of the United States.

And no, I am not going to marry a Chunky Monkey if gay marriage becomes legal everywhere. Now pass the Cookies and Cream.



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Dharmakara

posted September 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm


It seems that Common Wealth states are more progressive in addressing the issues of those who are marginalized in society, especially when one takes into account that Massachusetts became the first state in the US to legally permit same-sex marriages. There are even a few Western countries that already have such laws on the books, but not the good-old democractic strong-hold of USU… you know, the United States of the Uninsured.



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Dharmakara

posted September 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm


By the way, Massachusetts is also the only state to inact a health care reform law allowing all of its residents to obtain health insurance coverage.



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the truth

posted September 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm


How is it that gay people are exalted to such extrems?
This Ben & Jerrys come on is just another way the GAY people are trying to jamb in us what they do in sin.
I shure the real flavor is Butt pop & cumm.
Swallow it America Obama & his Hobama live on it.



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Gwyddion9

posted September 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm


So, the truth,
do you have anything to really say or are you simply parroting others thoughts?



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Mordred08

posted September 2, 2009 at 9:45 pm


the “truth”, you have no right at all to complain. What gays do “in sin”, straight people like you do all damn day long with no repercussions. Let someone else be happy for once.



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Dharmakara

posted September 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm


EOHs (equal opportunity haters) never want other people to be happy, long enough have equal rights because it’s the only way they can hold on to their illusion of being superior to others.



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Tim

posted September 3, 2009 at 12:34 pm


Check out the “official” website – HubbyHubby.com – VERY Funny!



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Sydney

posted September 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm


Am I the only one who wants to know why there is not a Wifey Wifey? Or why they just didn’t go with a rainbow flavor? Check out my mini-rant @ http://www.lezzbuzz.com/blogs/?p=221



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Anan E. Maus

posted September 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm


It’s a cute tribute, and a nice gesture.
I hope that a day will come when people are not hated for those they choose to love.
gassho



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Anan E. Maus

posted September 6, 2009 at 12:06 am


neat! thanks so much for posting that!
I just emailed it to some friends!
That will brighten up some people’s days. Thanks again!
When Obama won, my gal celebrated that Yes Pecan flavor from Ben & Jerry’s!!!
Wishing the Buddha’s love and compassion to all the beautiful members of the gay community.
gassho,



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