The White House was lit up in the colors of the rainbow on Friday night to celebrate the Supreme Court's historic ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states.
White House lit up with rainbow colors tonight to mark SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage pic.twitter.com/hx2SWu9Oja
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 27, 2015
"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."
White House lit with rainbow colors on Friday, June 26, 2015. (Photo: Igor Bobic, The Huffington Post
Hundreds gathered outside the fences to view the colors and celebrate the ruling, according to HuffPost's Igor Bobic.
The crowds in front of the White House tonight are ecstatic. It looks like the night that the seals killed bin Laden. pic.twitter.com/2KszJCNRJR
— David Abel (@davabel) June 27, 2015
A bold decorating choice, but sometimes, you just gotta go with your heart. And it matched the mood around the nation, and the double rainbow that appeared over the White House not long after the Supreme Court's ruling.
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) June 27, 2015
The White House is lit up rainbow. pic.twitter.com/idCtt0vjRZ
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) June 27, 2015
— petesouza (@petesouza) June 27, 2015
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