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 & Ernie via HRC Facebook
The Lion King via HRC Facebook
Les Miserables via HRC Facebook
Paula Deen via George Takei
Lady Liberty and Lady Justice via Visible Friends
Bacon Equality via TheOatmeal
Grumpy Cat via George Takei
And the brands who showed their support (kudos!)
Via Fab.com on Facebook
Via Knock Knock on Facebook
Via Martha Stewart Living on Facebook
Via Poppin on Facebook
Via True Blood on Facebook
(This was a surprise!) Via Bud Light on Facebook
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!