The red and pink is flooding FaceBook. Wondering what it is?
It's the “Red Equals Sign” which is a symbol for marriage equality. Today is the first day of Supreme Court oral arguments over the constitutionality of California ballot initiative Proposition 8. Passed during the 2008 elections, Prop 8 defines recognized marriage in California as only valid between a man and a woman.
The Red Equals Sign has been championed by the Human Rights Campaign, a group that works for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights. This campaign urges people to wear red today and has organized for people to stand outside of the U.S. Supreme Court while the ballot initiative is being debated inside. If you want to show your support for marriage equality — make your profile image red and go to www.hrc.org/StandForMarriage for more ways to get involved!
Listening to the radio yesterday there have been people standing in line to hear these arguments for over a week. So many people could not be there and for those that wish to show their suport this is one way.
No matter if you are for or oppose equality know that I respect your decision, and please keep it civil.