Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Have you changed your Facebook picture to support marriage equality?

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:36 PM

It started last night. Like the blood spilled during the Civil Rights movement, red began seeping into my Facebook newsfeed.

Gay and straight friends alike are showing their support for marriage equality by changing their Facebook profile images to the one below. Today and tomorrow, the Supreme Court justices debate the meaning of marriage. The session is spurred by two California couples who are challenging Proposition 8, the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

A decision on the constitutionality of Prop 8 is expected to be reached by June.

According to the latest polls, California wants a do-over: 61 percent of that state's voters now approve of same-sex marriage.

Hey, people make mistakes. Let's stop pussyfooting around and give gay and lesbian couples the right to get married like any other red-blooded American.


Have you changed your Facebook default picture? Why or why not?

If changing a picture isn't enough for you to show support, head out to the Light the Way to Justice vigil tonight at Marshall Park. Featured speakers include Bishop Rawls of Unity Fellowship Church and the Freedom Center for Social Justice and Rev. Catherine Houchins of Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte.

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