White House Lit Up with Rainbow After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
The north side of the executive mansion was lit up after dusk on Friday
The White House joined in the nationwide celebration of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday to legalize gay marriage across all 50 states with a rainbow light show.
The north side of the executive mansion was lit up with the rainbow – a symbol of gay pride – after dusk to commemorate the landmark decision that any law prohibiting same-sex unions violates the Constitution.
“Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world,” a White House official said. “The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights.”
Obama also sent out a statement via the White House Twitter feed saying, “What an extraordinary achievement. What a vindication of the belief that ordinary people can do extraordinary things,” along with the hasthtag #LoveWins.
The Empire State Building and Freedom Tower in New York City were also lit up with rainbows in celebration on Friday night.