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Marraige Equality: Trending Today and Influencing Tomorrow, One Facebook Photo At A Time?

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Facebook is one of the best platforms for getting a meme out there – especially when you can adopt the symbol for a space-in-time social movement your profile picture and have it speak volumes.   Thanks to Mashable.com for explaining the phenomenon of the day and sharing the love!

http://mashable.com/2013/03/26/facebook-red-marriage-equality/

Facebook Turns Red as SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearings Begin
Marriage equality activists are protesting outside the Supreme Court Tuesday, as the nation’s highest court begins two days of hearings about two same-sex marriage laws.

As can be expected in this day and age, the demonstrations are not only taking place in Washington. Facebook has become a hotbed for marriage equality supporters, as profile pictures change to a red version of the Human Rights Campaign’s logo.

The HRC, the largest lobby group for LGBT rights, shared a pink and red version of its navy blue and gold equality symbol logo on Facebook Monday.

“Follow @HRC on Twitter and at http://www.hrc.org/blog for live-updates from the first day of at the Supreme Court hearings. Make sure you wear red to show your support for marriage equality. And make your Facebook profile red too!,” the post says.

The logo has been hard to miss on Facebook news feeds, especially after George Takei’s profile picture change garnered nearly 40,000 likes from his enormous fan base Tuesday morning.

“For those friends wondering, this special ‘red’ equality symbol signifies that marriage equality really is all about love. Thanks to the Human Rights Campaign for this effort. Please consider changing your profile today in support—esp if you are a straight ally,” Takei wrote.

The HRC has also started an online petition, which it hopes will gain significant traction.

Image courtesy of Human Rights Campaign; composite by Mashable

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