Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White House lights up in rainbow colors to celebrate gay rights

White House lights up in rainbow colors to celebrate gay rights

Yahoo News

The White House was lit with the colors of the rainbow Friday night in honor of the Supreme Court’s ruling that marriage equality is a constitutional right throughout the country.

“Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world,” the White House said in a statement. “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.”

Many other landmarks were illuminated in gay-pride colors overnight as the LGBT community and its allies celebrated the historic ruling.

Among them were One World Trade Center in New York City, Niagara Falls between Ontario, Canada, and New York State, Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida and several city halls, including San Francisco’s and Denver’s.

Earlier Friday, President Barack Obama said in a speech from the White House Rose Garden that the decision reaffirmed that all Americans are entitled to the equal protection of the law.
The commander in chief said the ruling was a victory for Jim Obergefell and the other plaintiffs in the case, gay and lesbian couples, the children and families of same-sex couples and the allies who have worked for marriage equality for decades.


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