Ben & Jerry’s takes stance on marriage equality by banning two scoops of the same flavour

Posted by Andrea Hogan on 29th May 2017

Ice cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, says it will not serve customers two scoops of the same flavour until same-sex marriage laws are passed in Australia.

In a statement published on the company’s website, Ben & Jerry’s said it was time to stand up for what was fair and right before the next federal parliamentary sitting on 13 June 2017.

“In Australia, 72 per cent of the population supports marriage equality, so why haven’t our leaders acted?” the statement said.

Ben & Jerry’s has also placed post boxes inside all 26 of its Australian stores allowing their customers to submit postcards encouraging their local members of parliament to support same-sex marriage.

Ben & Jerry’s was founded in the United States in 1978 by childhood friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield.

The company was sold to Unilever in 2000. There is currently Ben & Jerry’s ice cream stores in 38 countries across the world. Within Australia, Ben & Jerry ice cream is sold through store-fronts and is also available in tubs at Woolworths, Coles and 7-Eleven convenience stores.

 

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