British children's TV show 'Peppa Pig' introduces same-sex couple

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On Tuesday, children across the world tuned in to the latest episode of the hit British TV show ‘Peppa Pig,’ and met three new characters, a polar bear named Penny and her parents.

What sets these particular characters apart from the others is the fact that they make up the first same-sex family in the show’s 18-year history.

In the episode, Peppa Pig’s new classmates draw pictures of their families to be hung on the wall. Among them is Penny Polar Bear.

When her turn comes up, Penny sketches her parents and her, however unlike the other families on the wall, hers depicts two moms.

“I’m Penny Polar Bear,” she says. “I live with my mummy and my other mummy.”

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