It’s been a long time coming, for too long people have lived in fear for who they are, it’s heartbreaking to say the least. All people should be treated equally regardless of who they are, or who they love. LOVE is LOVE. Yesterday the Supreme Court weighed in to affirm a constitutional right to marriage equality here in the U.S. Many tears of joy, hugs of relief and cheers were exchanged across the country. Together, real change is possible. “We made our union a little more perfect” – President, Barack Obama
In the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
The judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered
We’ve compiled a list of tech brands that weren’t afraid to show their support for marriage equality. Below are a list of 22 tech brands that showed their support yesterday for marriage equality. It’s likely that we didn’t catch all the brands displaying their love, if we forgot one, comment below and we’ll be happy to add it to the list.
— Google (@google) June 26, 2015
2. Reddit (And Happy 10th Birthday, Reddit!)
“For equal dignity in the eyes of the law.” — reddit (@reddit) June 26, 2015
— Redfin (@Redfin) June 26, 2015
4. Youtube (Get a tissue for this one. Seriously.)
— Pandora (@pandora_radio) June 26, 2015
— Uber (@Uber) June 26, 2015
20. iTunes Movies
— Acorns (@acorns) June 26, 2015
Although SnapChat was less vocal on Twitter, they did change their logo and created an in app story category titled: “Pride” – go check out live snaps from across the world today! Other brands, like Moz, Buffer and Godaddy also changed their logos to display their love and support for the ruling.
And lastly, I leave you with just a few quotes from some of the most influential CEO’s in the tech landscape.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook:
Our country was founded on the promise that all people are created equal, and today we took another step towards achieving that promise. I’m so happy for all of my friends and everyone in our community who can finally celebrate their love and be recognized as equal couples under the law. We still have much more to do to achieve full equality for everyone in our community, but we are moving in the right direction.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple:
Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.
Satya Nedella, CEO of Microsoft:
A historic moment and step forward for equality in America. #LoveWins
America should be very proud! #LoveWins #Pride2015
Adam Lang is the founder and editor of Rewind & Capture. He is passionate about creative marketing, design and brand etymology.