Facebook users all over the world have been surprised by the change in the facebook profile pictures from plain to rainbow, which is found in their newsfeed.
Marriage equality has been supported by Facebook by the implementation of a new tool. This new tool allows the profile pictures to be superimposed by a rainbow.
This tool aims mostly at extending support for gay marriage.
Following the ruling of the US Supreme Court that it is within the constitutional right of a citizen to indulge in same-sex marriage, Facebook has launched this tool.
The verdict by the US Supreme Court has arrived two days ahead of the annual gay pride parade to be held at New York City.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, announced the availability of this feature on his Facebook page, and this filter was put to use.
In his post, Zuckerberg stated that his company, Facebook, supports Pride proudly, and the employees of Facebook from around the world, were participating in events; some had even decorated the offices to show their support.
The Courts ruling was celebrated by everyone, as Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, tweeted that the day is marked by victory for equality, love and perseverance.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, in his speech, stated that the decision of the Supreme Court was akin to justice, which arrives like a thunderbolt.
All the users of Facebook were invited to add color to their Facebook profile pictures and to show their support by visiting www.facebook.com/celebratepride.