Taking to social media to support marriage equality


Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were overloaded with Human Rights Campaign’s red equal sign logo and messages of support for the cases that the Supreme Court heard the past two days, which aim to repeal Proposition 8 and DOMA. 

Product companies like Budlight used two cans of beer as their equal signs and the Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has a few versions of his own equality pictures with sarcastic pro-gay jokes.

Collages and pictures of rallies with signs referencing Harvey Milk, Jesus and others found their way online. 

Scrolling down newsfeeds, it was nearly impossible not to see or read something about the happenings in the nation’s capitol. 

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) invited social media users to change their profile picture to the equality symbol in support. Celebrities jumped in on the trend with many of them changing their profile pictures and voicing their support in backing equality.

Beyonce was among the celebrities showing her support by posting two pictures on her Instagram page. The first was a picture of the equal sign and the other was a handwritten note on a red background, the color supporting same-sex rights this week, reading “if you like it you should be able to put a ring on it,” following the hashtag “we will unite 4 marriage equality.”

Here are a few other celebrity tweets and quotes in support:

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