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Why have all Rainbow profile pictures on Facebook suddenly?

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Suddenly Facebook shines in rainbow colors. Why?

Since Friday suddenly have a lot of colorful profile pictures on Facebook . Why do the pictures of my friends suddenly shine in rainbow colors?

The reason why so many Facebook users suddenly have a rainbow over their profile picture, comes from the US: Because there, the Supreme Court decided on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage now in one fell swoop nationwide in all states. Homosexual couples are now allowed to marry across the US - yes, even in conservative Texas!

With the help of the "Celebrate Pride" tool, everyone can easily paint their Facebook profile picture with the rainbow, showing that they are in favor of the US Supreme Court decision.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made the beginning:

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Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, June 26, 2015

In the US, the decision to allow gay marriage was a huge cause for celebration. Many same-sex couples did not wait a minute and got married immediately.

The whole world shows its support among others with the colorful profile pictures on Facebook, but also on other social media channels such as Instagram and Twitter under the hashtag #LoveWins ("love wins").

Because we know that shared joy is a double joy!

A photo posted by Dad Its All Your Fault (@daddyissues_) on Jun 26, 2015 at 7:46 pm

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