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Facebook to Apple: Tech cos celebrate US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally announced the Celebrate Pride tool on his page

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: June 28, 2015 4:32:01 pm
Facebook to Apple: Every tech company is celebrating gay pride. Here the White House is seen in rainbow colours. (Source: Associated Press) Facebook to Apple: Every tech company is celebrating gay pride. Here the White House is seen in rainbow colours. (Source: Associated Press)

Facebook has introduced a new feature that lets users show off their support for marriage equality by superimposing a rainbow over their profile picture. The tool is available here at Facebook.com/celebratepride.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally announced the Celebrate Pride tool on his page following the US Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry, CNET.com reported.

Twitter too joined in the Gay pride celebration. Users can automatically make a tiny rainbow heart appear in their tweets by including the #LoveWins hashtag.

Google too has rainbow coloured surprise for its users. If you type ‘Gay Pride’ or ‘Gay Marriage’ in the Google search bar, the results page has a little rainbow coloured heart on top, along with a human chain of rainbow coloured people.

Apple added an LGBT section on the App Store and iTunes store but Apple is commemorating something more other than SCOTUS judgement.

Apple’s LGBT section is to remember the 1969 Stonewall riots which took place in a pub in New York when police attacked members of the gay community. The riots took place on June 28, 1969 and are seen a decisive point in the LGBT movement.

Apple’s LGBT section reads,

Every June, we commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots—a history-making moment in which gay men and women fought back after decades of relentless discrimination. It heralded the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, launching the struggle for public visibility, cultural acceptance, and legal equality that the LGBT community has continued battling for ever since. To celebrate these efforts, we’ve gathered a selection of movies, music, TV shows, apps, and more—all reflecting the broad and diverse spectrum of LGBT pride. Sadly the section is not visible on the iTunes store in India.

With IANS inputs

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