Couple pushing for same-sex Barbie doll wedding set
SAN ANTONIO (KNXV) - A same-sex couple says they will meet toy giant Mattel next week to talk about creating a same-sex wedding doll set for children.
Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio say decided to lobby the toy maker when they tried to find a Barbie wedding set with two Ken dolls for their niece. They went shopping, but only found sets that included one Ken and one Barbie.
That's the way it's been for 57 years.
"You just look at it from your perspective and you just realize that it's not, it's not connecting to us," says Jacobi.
Matt and Nick eventually bought the traditional Barbie wedding set and an extra Ken doll, but the couple feels it's time for a change.
"It's going to come up in your family no matter what," says Nick. "As more same sex couples are having kids, your kids are going to have kids in the class that have gay parents and things like that, too. So it's not that huge of a shock anymore."