Today, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide with a 5-4 vote with Justice Anthony Kennedy being the deciding vote that saw liberal and conservative justices split. Within seconds, the Twitterverse exploded with joy, marriage proposals, and dissent. Digital Trends scoured Twitter and compiled the most intriguing tweets.
Joy from Obama and others
After decades of hate crimes and lack of legal support, gay marriage’s nationwide legalization is a watershed moment in Barack Obama’s presidency and everyone knows it.
lowest unemployment rate in 15 yrs, more available healthcare & legal gay marriage but Obama is still a bad president right???
— kurd cobain (@samemetha) June 26, 2015
Barack got Universal Health Care and Gay Marriage cracking during his presidency. He Top 5 Dead or Alive bruh. — Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 26, 2015
God loves all, sort of
Religion has been used as the foundation of the opposition to gay marriage and those opponents did not weaken the temerity of their stance:
I believe in Jesus, therefore, I believe gay marriage is not What God intended. I’m sticking to that, beyond what Supreme Court deems legal. — Claire Anderson (@clairelainea) June 26, 2015
Social media marriage counseling
Roughly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, a reality even supporters of the Supreme Court’s decision wanted to share:
Congrats to all the same sex couples who can get married. You can now legally be miserable as everyone else. — DDot Omen (@DDotOmen) June 26, 2015
Now gay people everywhere can experience the joy of divorce and swear off marriage again forever.
— #JeSuisCharleston (@lovelyjessij) June 26, 2015
Product placing love
Once the announcement was made hashtags such as #LoveWins and #MarriageEquality quickly began trending. Companies wasted no time hashtagging their support for gay marriage:
— Uber NYC (@Uber_NYC) June 26, 2015
Starts looking for love
Love is contagious and the Supreme Court may have just ensured a rise in weddings: