Ben & Jerry’s made an exciting announcement on Wednesday, May 24, and it wasn’t about a tasty new flavor.
Instead, the company declared a new rule that bans customers in 26 Australian stores from ordering two scoops of the same flavor as a protest over Australia’s Marriage Act, which doesn’t accept same-sex marriages.
In other words, Ben & Jerry’s isn’t letting customers order two scoops of the same flavor because two people of the same sex cannot be legally married in Australia.
They’re making a difference, one scoop at a time.
To show even more support for the cause, Australian Ben & Jerry’s stores will be providing post boxes where customers can write cards to their MP about why they should support marriage equality.
According to the announcement, the postcards will be delivered before their budget is announced at the final parliamentary session on June 13.
However, if you don’t live by a Ben & Jerry’s store, the company provides a link to Australia’s Equality Campaign website where customers can sign up to show their politicians that they support marriage equality.