Governor Shows Support for Gay Marriage Through Social Media

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013  |  Updated 4:15 PM EDT
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Governor Shows Support for Gay Marriage Through Social Media

Governor Malloy facebook page

This symbol was popping up all over Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday in solidarity for gay marriage.

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As the U.S. Supreme Court wades into the gay marriage fight Tuesday, supporters have changed their Twitter and Facebook icons to a red equal symbol.

On Tuesday morning, the Human Rights Commission asked people to wear red to show support for gay marriage, posted the equality symbol and asked people to make their Facebook profile red too.

Among those who did is Gov. Dannel Malloy, who leads a state that years ago passed a law making same-sex marriages legal.

“Equal rights is an American value. We are proud to have marriage equality in Connecticut. It's time to ensure these rights for all,” the Facebook page for Malloy states.

Malloy also Tweeted his support.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court Justices suggested that they could find a way out of the case over California's ban without issuing a major national ruling on whether gay Americans have a right to marry.

NBC News' Pete Williams said after the hearing that it seemed "quite obvious" the court was not prepared to make a sweeping ruling declaring gay marriage a constitutional right.

You can read more about what happened in the U.S. Supreme Court here.
 

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