The Best Marriage Equality Memes

Yesterday and today have been watershed moments in the history of the US, as the Supreme Court listened to arguments regarding California’s Prop 8, a ballot measure banning same-sex marriage, and on the (hopeful) repeal of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, which at its core refuses to recognize same-sex marriage for all federal purposes (benefits, immigration, even joint tax returns). On Monday night, people started changing their profile pictures to a pink and red version of the HRC logo in solidarity with marriage equality, and by Tuesday, I was so proud to see that many of my Facebook friends (myself included) had done the same. Even those who didn’t were sharing the image and quotes about love and equality.
From a social media and branding standpoint, it’s been fascinating to see how the original image has changed and gone viral in so many different ways, and also exciting to see brands supporting marriage equality on their Facebook pages too… check out all of the images after the jump!

bert and ernie equality via million puppet march

Bert & Ernie via HRC Facebook

lion king via equality hrc

The Lion King via HRC Facebook

les miserables via equality hrc

Les Miserables via HRC Facebook

paula deen via george takei

Paula Deen via George Takei

liberty and justice via visible friends

Lady Liberty and Lady Justice via Visible Friends

bacon equality via the oatmeal

Bacon Equality via TheOatmeal

grumpy cat via george takei

Grumpy Cat via George Takei

And the brands who showed their support (kudos!) equality

Via on Facebook

knockknock equality

Via Knock Knock on Facebook

martha stewart equality

Via Martha Stewart Living on Facebook


Via Poppin on Facebook


Via True Blood on Facebook


(This was a surprise!) Via Bud Light on Facebook

smirnoff-marriage equality

Via Smirnoff on Facebook


Via Absolut US on Facebook


Via Visually on Facebook

What other great equality memes have you seen popping up? Have you seen more brands coming out in support? Leave your links in the comments!