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US: Hundreds of thousands take to social media to support equal marriage

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  1. Yea im from New York and i was on my facebook , everyone turned their profile pic to the red equality pic. And these are mostly people on my facebook who are straight. And then i went to random friends of my friends and their facebooks are all with red equality. Facebook is bleeding red. lol. Very cool and over overwhelming for so much support in the U.S.

    1. GulliverUK 27 Mar 2013, 9:30am

      Done, finally. I’d forgotten how to change it.
      1. On your timeline hover over picture and then click “Edit Profile Picture”
      2. Click on it then choose upload photo
      3. You can get the graphic from;
      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151537774028281&set=a.10150307206218281.358630.18813753280&type=1
      If you do a bit of clever editing you can even add your photo back in, like James;
      https://www.facebook.com/jamesjwalsh

      Geographic boarders don’t alter the fact that every single one of us deserves equal rights, wherever we might be.

  2. I would like to point out that it’s not just Americans that have gone red, i and a large number of other Europeans have also adopted the marriage equality symbol in support of you guys. This is not a problem just in America, some countries still have the death penalty for being homosexual, we need recognition one nation at a time. I just hope the US will support other countries that need it when the time comes. Fingers crossed for June.

    1. Your right Helen, I have friends in Colombia who are supporting equal red pics, aware of whats happening in the states and as well their since’s its been very much been debated in the last couple of months. Thanks you for all ur support in europe especially our cousin’s in the U.K. mwah. We are praying for your equal marriage rights in the U.S.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Mar 2013, 11:42am

    I only hope the Supreme Court will strike down DOMA, but given the outcome of yesterday’s Prop. 8 hearing, there was no indication it would be but rather dismissed, neither upholding or striking it down allowing the 9th circuit decision to take effect which would of course resume marriage for gay couples in California. A modicum of victory for sure but I’d rather have had it struck down which would be more than significant.

    My gut feeling is….given the reticence of the court to strike down Prop. 8 entirely, it probably will do the same with DOMA and will probably and hopefully extend the federal benefits of marriage to those states where equal marriage is legal and to all those states who will eventually legislate for equal marriage. I hope I’m more than pleasantly surprised and those justices do the right thing and elmininate DOMA altogether but my gut feeling says no. Even a couple of liberals among them believe it’s too soon to make equal marriage legal in all states.

  4. You have no idea how happy I am to see publications starting to refer to “marriage equality” – which it is – and not to “same-sex marriage”. Having endured the same-sex marriage debate 8 years ago, its constant use was a slap in the face of lesbians and gays by the gay-hating opposition. “Gays are only about sex” and “Gays are promiscuous and can’t enter into loving relationships” were the dog-whistle messages being conveyed.

    Of course, the way the Canadian law was enacted, one word describes the contract couples enter into – “marriage”; now that’s equality.

  5. I changed mine also and I’m in the UK where we are also trying to get marriage equality too!!!

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