June 26 was one of the biggest days for the LGBT community within the United States. The Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 vote that marriage between people of the same sex was constitutional. This made it mandatory for all states to allow same sex marriage. Previously, it was left up to the state to decide whether or not it would acknowledge and allow same sex marriage.
THE INTERNET WAS PAINTED IN A RAINBOW
On the internet, a lot of rainbows appeared everywhere in support of the Supreme Court decision. Web browsers across the globe have exploded into a rainbow of color to this news. Thousands have already used Facebook’s new one-click gay-marriage tool to add the colors of the rainbow flag or the gay pride flag, to their profile pictures. One of the first people to use this tool was Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg. He also made a statement via his official page to commend the Supreme Court’s ruling.
If you aren’t sure about whether or not you would like your profile picture to have a rainbow cast over it, the Celebrate Pride Facebook page will show you a preview of what your profile picture will look like. Click the “use as profile picture” button will automatically add this feature to your current profile picture.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME FACEBOOK HAS MADE THIS ITS OWN TOOL
During different state’s legalization of same sex marriage, users have uploaded rainbow flags to their pictures to mark these victories. This is, however, the first time that Facebook has made this a tool of its own.
FACEBOOK ISNT THE ONLY TECH COMPANY DOING THIS
Facebook isn’t the only tech company celebrating the Supreme Court ruling. Google added artwork with the colors of the rainbow flag that is widely associated with LGBT pride on search result pages with phrases like “same sex marriage” and “gay marriage”.
A lot of people are participating in this recent Facebook tool and find it quite appropriate for the tech giant to acknowledge such a day in history. All over Facebook there are profile pictures with rainbow casts over them from people who are in the LGBT community as well as supporters of marriage equality.