Facebook same-sex marriage campaigns have gone on before, but a new one is causing quite a bit of buzz. On Tuesday (March 26) the Facebook page for the Human Rights Campaign started advertising the use of a new avatar for Facebook users to show their support of the cause. Many users across the globe took notice and began changing their profile photos to an equals sign with a red background.
With oral arguments taking place in the Supreme Court on Prop. 8, support was requested of as many Americans as possible. The response across Facebook became noteworthy very quickly, with many national media reporters taking notice. Yahoo! started reporting on it later in the day on Tuesday, as did CNN and MSN as the news spread.
Seeing the reaction to the Facebook same-sex marriage campaign, the people behind the Human Rights Campaign posted a message of thanks to the site. That message stated, “Thank you so much for changing your profile photos to our special red HRC logo in support of all loving gay and lesbian couples!”
Many celebrities even got in on the action, with Beyonce Knowles taking to Twitter to announce her support. She stated, “If you like it, you should be able to put a ring on it.” She then added the hash tag #MarriageEquality after her post. She wasn’t the only one to post a message on Twitter or Facebook in support of the cause and she probably won’t be the last this week.
When it comes to Facebook same-sex marriage campaigns this one went viral much quicker than some in the past and it certainly has caused a lot of people to take notice.