Around the world, and on every social media platform, people are celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. Here are some of our favourite reactions.
It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the sheer volume of discussion, memes, gifs, pictures, and status updates surrounding marriage equality (this means that gay marriage is now legal and must be recognised in every state in the US). The happy chatter is so voluminous and joyful that it drowns out the minority mewls of dissent. You can check out hashtags #lovewins and #marriageequality on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine et al, but first let us taste the rainbow.
So a grey wizard and Hamlet walk into a gay bar…
Sir Ian McKellan — Gandalf, Magneto and poster boy for gay rights everywhere — celebrates with stage legend and co-star Sir Derek Jacobi, wearing t-shirts of the iconic Stonewall Inn bar. The two play a gay couple on the TV show “Vicious”
Gay marriage is coming
Just one more…
Scenes in front of the courthouse in Washington
Notorious RGB strikes again
News outlets seemed to delight in showing the decision in visuals
Getting on the Internet today like
Much praise and emotion focused on Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s final paragraph of the Supreme Court decision
Brands got in on the love and it’s too adorable to get mad about
The President had his say
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
While this is a parody account, its popularity suggests we can all imagine the Vice President reacting just like this
Tumblr users drew fanart of their favourite pairs celebrating
Pride pizza for dinner, anyone?
While people trying to flee the scourge of love are going to find a surprise in Canada
Gay marriage has been legal in Canada for 10 years. pic.twitter.com/CKwSMWJGTB— Cause We're Canadian (@MadelnCanada) June 26, 2015
This has been a good week for America
I’m not crying, you’re crying
It is so ordered.