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Silicon Valley celebrates same-sex marriage with emoji and rainbow filters

Silicon Valley isn't shy about showing its pride.


Jam Kotenko


Published Jun 26, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:42 am CDT

The tech companies of Silicon Valley have always been progressive, and on Friday, as the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guaranteed gay couples the right to marry, their LGBT pride was on full display.

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Twitter practically overflowed with positive same-sex marriage comments, making #LoveWins one of the top trending topics in the United States.

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Twitter the company has expressed its own support for the ruling by adding special rainbow emoji to tweets with the #LoveWins or #Pride hashtags.

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Tech companies and executives alike are chiming in with their own sentiments.

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Many tech outlets are also changing their Twitter avatars.

Google was also quick to acknowledge that the company was #ProudtoLove, rewarding anyone searching for various gay-marriage-related terms with a beautiful header image.



Snapchat quickly made new filters available for the momentous occasion.

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Uber armed its app’s car icons with rainbow trails.

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Facebook made a tool that lets it users quickly adorn their profile photos with a rainbow overlay.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used it to update his page’s profile photo and expressed happiness over the news, but noted that there’s still a lot to be done.

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2015, 1:51 pm CDT