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Oreo shows gay pride with a rainbow cookie

As Maryland continues to gear up for a gay marriage question on the ballot this fall, another snack food has taken sides on the issue.

Following in the footsteps of Ben & Jerry's gay marriage ice cream flavor, Oreo is showing support for same-sex couples with a rainbow cookie.

The "Pride" cookie isn't something people can buy -- at least not yet. Rather, the company released a picture of it Monday on its Facebook page. The rainbow layered Oreo with the tagline "Pride" garnered more than 145,000 likes and nearly 35,000 shares in less than a day.

Supporters immediately began campaigning for Oreo to make the icing-heavy creation real, something people could buy and eat. (It would be like extreme Double Stuff with all that icing.)

Just as fast, opponents began threatening a boycott.

Earlier this year Ben & Jerry's announced an ice cream flavor in support of gay marriage. Apple-y Ever After, apple ice cream with pieces of apple and chunks of pie crust, would be available in the United Kingdom.

jill.rosen@baltsun.com

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