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Marriage equality supporters urged to post red equal sign while awaiting Supreme Court rulings

The Human Rights Campaign is encouraging supporters of marriage equality go turn the Web red in advance of “decision day” at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sometime this month – it could be as early as this week but experts think the end of June is more likely – the High Court will issue opinions in two marriage equality cases. One opinion will deal with a case challenging California’s Proposition 8 constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. The second case deals with the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, which are legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

HRC, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, posted today on its Website, “We’re hoping to make lightning strike twice and to do so, we need your help. …

“To demonstrate the incredible support for marriage equality, we’re asking everyone to make the red equal sign their social media profile picture once again – NOW through decision day, whenever that is.”

In March, the red equal sign – and creative variations of the symbol – became the profile image for millions of social media users, especially Facebook users.

HRC said, “Update your profile picture with a red logo so your entire social network knows that you’re standing on the right side of history. And then ask your friends and family to join you! …And if you're sharing on Instagram, use the hashtag #time4marriage to participate in our marriage equality photo collage, Picturing Equality.”

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