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.”
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
The White House twitter account was also changed to show the rainbow theme.