Why Ben & Jerry's Is Banning Scoops

Ben & Jerry’s is making a stand in Australia. Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, Mark Thompson, and Sue-Ann Robinson, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss why they are banning double scoops in the country. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Declaring “love comes in all flavors,” Ben & Jerry’s said Thursday it’s banning its Australian customers from buying two scoops of the same flavor of ice cream until same-sex marriage is legalized across the country.

Ben & Jerry’s, based in Vermont, is famous for its socially conscious advocacy, from combatting climate change to promoting ethical treatment of animals.

But the Australian same-sex marriage campaign is unusually serious even for Ben & Jerry’s, which asked Australians in a statement to imagine “how furious you would be if you were told you were not allowed to marry the person you love.”

“So we are banning two scoops of the same flavor and encouraging our fans to contact their MPs to tell them that the time has come — make marriage equality legal!” the statement said.”

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Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, Mark Thompson, Sue-Ann Robinson

Cast: Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz, Mark Thompson, Sue-Ann Robinson


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