Facebook has added new icons to identify gay and lesbian users who are married.

The social networking site added the new married icons to timeline, Facebook's alternative profile which allows users to highlight photos, posts and life events chronologically.

One icon includes two brides, the other two grooms.

Last year, Facebook gave users the option of choosing “In a Civil Union” and “In a Domestic Partnership.” Together the options represent the relationship status of a majority of committed gay couples in America.

The site has also incorporated features aimed at preventing anti-LGBT bullying.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) honored Facebook last month at its annual GLAAD Media Awards for its support.

The move comes just weeks after Apple included new gay and lesbian icons in its newest iteration of its popular iPhone. The phone's new iOS 6 operating system sports an expanded emojis keyboard which supports graphic emoticons for text messaging and e-mails. Two of these pictograms represent gay and lesbian couples for the first time.

(Related: Facebook's Chris Hughes, Sean Eldridge marry in New York.)