White House Lit Up With Rainbow Lights to Celebrate Marriage Equality Decision

The White House on Friday night, following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality.

Mark Joseph Stern

On Friday night, the White House was lit up with rainbow lights to celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling bringing marriage equality to every state in America. Hundreds of people gathered to observe and photograph the unexpected illumination. The White House’s Facebook page posted a time lapse video of the lights as the day turned to night, and changed its profile picture to commemorate the decision.

President Obama tweeted his support for the ruling earlier in the day. The Obama administration played a significant role in the case; during oral arguments, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli delivered a beautiful defense of the right of gay Americans to be afforded full equality under the law.