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Gay Families Are Coming To The Emoji Keyboard

02/24/2015 01:19 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Same-sex families will soon have a place on the emoji keyboard.

On Monday, it was revealed that a new beta version of iOS 8.3 includes an array of diverse emojis, including characters with different skin colors, as well as different family makeups. Same-sex parents are included in the publicly unreleased version of the wildly popular emoticon board. There are families with two moms and families with two dads.

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An Apple spokeswoman told PC Magazine: "Apple supports and cares deeply about diversity, and is working with The Unicode Consortium to update the standard so that it better represents diversity for all of us."

The Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit that sets global standards for software internationalization standards and data, particularly in terms of text, first released a draft of new emojis with a gradient of skin tones in November.

Apple introduced gay emojis to its operating system with same-sex couples back in 2012.

A rep for Apple was not immediately available for further comment.

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