Obama Admin Turns White House Rainbow Colors After Gay Marriage Ruling

Obama Admin Turns White House Rainbow Colors After Gay Marriage Ruling

The White House was lit up in rainbow colors Friday night to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.

Shortly after 7 p.m., the north front of the White House was lit up in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet as about a hundred people — both gay pride activists and tourists — looked on.

The light show caps off a day of celebration from the Obama administration, which had championed marriage equality as one of the themes of the president’s second term.

“Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world. The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights,” the White House said in an emailed statement.

President Obama hailed the ruling earlier in the day, calling it “a big step in our march toward equality.”

The White House twitter account was also changed to show the rainbow theme.

The White house rainbow colors after gay marriage ruling

The White House is blanketed in rainbow colors symbolizing LGBT pride in Washington on June 26, 2015 after the Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal nationwide. (Photo: MOLLY RILEY, AFP/Getty Images)

White house rainbow colors and people holding Love Wins balloons

People hold balloon letters reading “Love wins” in front of the White House lightened in the rainbow colors in Washington on June 26, 2015. (Image source: USA Today)

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