Lots of web-surfers today are seeing red, but it’s not at all because they’re feeling irritated, angry, or bull-like. Facebook and Twitter have turned red and pink as the Supreme Court discussed whether to overturn Proposition 8.
On the two social media sites, the Human Rights Campaign changed its blue and yellow logo to a red and pink version of the image of an ‘equals’ sign.
“Red is a symbol for love, and that’s what marriage is all about,” Human Rights Campaign spokesperson Charlie Joughin told MSNBC.com. “We wanted to give people an opportunity to show their support for marriage equality in a public and visible way.”
Since the HRC changed its profile picture, the image has spread across the Internet. Many celebrities’ Facebook and Twitter pages now display the red logo, including Private Practice star Kate Walsh, Lance Bass of ‘N Sync, One Tree Hill alum Sophia Bush, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, and Star Trek star George Takei (pictured above with his husband, Brad Altman).
Check out some Tweets from celebs who have joined the conversation about marriage equality today:
Use this photo for your profile pics this week in support of marriage equality during these very… instagram.com/p/XVCe0XRsXT/
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) March 26, 2013
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 26, 2013
I am seeing lots of red squares on twitter today. Nicely done guys! Spread the word. Change your pic. #equality
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) March 26, 2013
SCOTUS: When Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner make the movie about today you are going to want to be the Tommy Lee Jones not the Lee Pace.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) March 26, 2013
absolutely fascinating to listen to the prop 8 case - guessing which judge was saying what - made me proud to be an american #EQUALITY
— Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) March 26, 2013
— Amber Benson (@amber_benson) March 26, 2013
— emma caulfield (@emmacaulfield) March 26, 2013
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 26, 2013
Use this photo for your profile pics this week in support of marriage equality. We. Are. All. =say.ly/iOF5s9b
— Minka Kelly (@minkakelly) March 26, 2013
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) March 26, 2013
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) March 26, 2013
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) March 26, 2013
If you’re against marriage equality, please unfollow me.You can hate LOST all you want, but you can’t hate love.
— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) March 26, 2013