A seventy-second animated short featuring on Google’s home page for Valentine’s Day features a gay couple among an unusual collection of romantic pairings.
As a man tries to win over a skipping woman with increasing exasperation and non-traditional gifts, it is only when he begins skipping too that she rushes over to kiss him.
A diverse montage of couples then fills the miniature screen above Google’s search term box.
A gay couple features alongside a cat and a dog, a princess and a frog, an elderly couple, a cookie embracing a carton of milk and an astronaut and an alien.
Drawing on the recent overruling of Proposition 8 in California, one amused Youtube commenter wrote: “Say NO to extraterrestrial marriage! extraterrestrial marriages are the thing that are destroying our earth! Proposition Infinity!”
The gay couple, both wearing dinner suits and standing in front of a few other people appear to be getting married.
The animation is set to Tony Bennett’s rendition of Cold Cold Heart.