The colors of the Pride rainbow were splashed across the White House Friday night after the Supreme Court granted equal marriage rights to all Americans.
Lights in the colors of the rainbow were illuminated on the north side of the executive mansion after dusk.
“Today we can say, in no uncertain terms, that we’ve made our union a little more perfect,” President Barack Obama said outside the White House just after the ruling, which he hailed as a “victory for America” and as “justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”
“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,” Obama tweeted Friday morning.
Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, concentrated in in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.