After the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states today, plenty of tech companies are joining in the celebration of this historical event. Companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and LinkedIn have shown their support through social media or have even temporarily changed their logos to have pride colors.
If you haven’t seen a lot of color in your Facebook News Feed, you’re about to. Facebook launched a new tool that lets users add the colors of the LGBT flag over their existing profile picture. While this isn’t the first time users have added a rainbow filter over their profile picture, it’s the first time Facebook created a tool like this.
While logged into Facebook, you can go to Facebook.com/celebratepride to add a rainbow banner over your profile picture.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other tech executives are celebrating the legalization of gay marriage on social media today. Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted, “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.”
Google also added artwork with color of the rainbow flag on search page results for phrases like “gay marriage” and “same sex marriage.”
LinkedIn replaced its typical “LinkedIn Blue” logo with one that contains the colors of the LGBT flag, and adorned it on its own site as well as its Twitter profile.
The ephemeral messaging app, Snapchat, shared a Live Story called Marriage Equality which allowed users to upload videos and images from this historical day. Many of the videos and images from the Live Story were taken by users celebrating outside of the Supreme Court.
In a speech this morning, President Obama praised the Supreme Court’s ruling saying the decision arrived “like a thunderbolt” after a series of battles over same sex married. Obama calls the ruling a “victory for America.”