Beyonce, Seth MacFarlane + More Use Social Media to Show Support for Marriage Equality
Yesterday, March 26, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments both for and against Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of California.
In addition to changing their social media profile pics into the Human Rights Campaign’s red equality sign, some celebrities tweeted feverishly for the repeal of the proposition, while others took to Facebook to express their support for marriage equality. And over on Tumblr, famous names were invoked to make the point.
Here’s a sampling of what we found on Twitter:
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) 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
Supreme Court, stop acting like cowards.Now IS the time for a broad ruling to make the leap into the 20th century. –Sincerely, the 21st.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 26, 2013
— Kristen Bell(@IMKristenBell) March 26, 2013
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) March 26, 2013
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 26, 2013
I hope that the Supreme Court stands on the right-side of history today by acknowledging marriage equality for all.RT!
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) 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
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
— colin meloy (@colinmeloy) March 26, 2013
… and people fighting for gay marriage rights stood outside the Supreme Court with handmade signs that hilariously promoted much of the same.