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:
Changed my profile picture and header in support of marriage equality. Feel free to do the same!
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 26, 2013
A very exciting day. #federalequality
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 26, 2013
Went on a walk in our hood with the wife, two kids and the dog.A gardener said to us, “Hey, the future of the country.”I hope so.
— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) March 27, 2013
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) March 27, 2013
— Deepak Chopra (@DeepakChopra) March 27, 2013
Today I’m thinking of the Supreme Court. I hope they remember what makes our country great, and support equality for all.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 26, 2013
Supreme Court, stop acting like cowards.Now IS the time for a broad ruling to make the leap into the 20th century. –Sincerely, the 21st.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 26, 2013
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) March 26, 2013
SCOTUS: When Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner make the movie about today you are going to want to be the Tommy Lee Jones not the Lee Pace.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) March 26, 2013
I am seeing lots of red squares on twitter today. Nicely done guys! Spread the word. Change your pic. #equality
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) March 26, 2013
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 26, 2013
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 27, 2013
Big day for love. Big day for marriage equality. I do believe that everyone deserves to say “I do” to whomever they choose. Yes, I do.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 26, 2013