Responding to an online attempt to have Bert and Ernie get married, now that it's legal in New York, Sesame Streetlet it be known that Bert and Ernie are not gay. The couple – er, uh, roommates "remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation." Tell that to Tinky Winky.
Bert and Ernie have long been the targets of claims about their sexuality, so it's a surprise to hear that they have none. None. Perhaps they spent their summer recess at Marcus Bachmann's "clinic."