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Facebook Turns Red As Supreme Court Marriage Equality Hearings Begin

red equal signs on facebook for marriage equality

If you logged onto Facebook, Twitter or Instagram today, chances are you have probably seen the image above. But what does it mean? Today the nation’s highest court began two days of hearings about two same-sex marriage laws. Demonstrations are taking place in Washington, and as you would expect in this day and age – on Facebook.

The pink and red image you have probably been seeing all day long is a special pink and red version of The Human Rights Campaign logo. The HRC is the largest lobby group for LGBT rights, and their logo has been hard to miss; especially after George Takei made it his profile picture and encouraged his fan base of 40,000+ to do the same.

For those friends wondering, this special ‘red’ equality symbol signifies that marriage equality really is all about love. Thanks to the Human Rights Campaign for this effort. Please consider changing your profile today in support—esp if you are a straight ally,

Of course, since it’s Facebook I have seen some really insightful things posted on the subject of marriage equality, as well as some downright hateful things that were hard to believe came from someone on my “friends” list. All in all, the three main types of people I’ve seen discussing the issue are those who support it, those who are against it, and those who just don’t want to ruffle any feathers.

Have we matured enough as a country to accept something like this? Only time will tell. But in the meantime, no matter where you stand on the issue, what’s important is that we respect one other.


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