Have you seen this sign on your Facebook or Twitter?
The Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for equal rights on behalf of LGBT Americans (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual& Transgender) has been promoting the image in lieu of its usual blue-and-yellow logo.
The simple photo of the equal sign has racked up over 25,000 “likes” and 78,000 “shares” on the group’s Facebook page in the last 24 hours.
On Twitter, Supreme Court ranks in the top 10 on the trending list. Famous supporters of the cause are changing their icons to the sign above.
A symbol of “equality, it’s part of an effort to mobilize supporters online with Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage underway in Washington, D.C.
It has also become a popular trend on Facebook, although those hoping for a landmark ruling may want to be patient. The court won’t rule until June so they are 2 months away!
In case you didn’t know….
March 26 in Washington, D.C., The Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments in two watershed cases about gay marriage. Today’s hearings are regarding the overturning of Proposition 8, the California law passed in 2008 which banned gay marriage in state (where it had been legal for six months previous). Tomorrow, the Justices will hear arguments in a case revisiting the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law signed by President Bill Clinton which banned Federal recognition of gay marriages, creating a complicated two-class system for people whose marriages were recognized by their state, but not by the Federal Government.