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How the Tech World is Celebrating the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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How the Tech World is Celebrating the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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After a long and tiring struggle, US Supreme Court has finally ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, marking the significant event in the history books. This event took place a little over a decade after Massachusetts became the first state in the US to legalize gay marriage.

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The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the American Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Along with the rest of the world, tech houses were ecstatic and quickly celebrated the decision by the use of social media. Take a look:

The White House’s Facebook account now has a profile picture in which the building itself is all the colors of the spectrum.

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Let’s start with the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama:

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who came out to the world recently, tweeted:

Twitter itself called Friday a “monumental day for equal rights” and encouraged people to use a pair of Twitter emojis that included the rainbow flag, a symbol of the gay community.

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said the decision marked “a historic moment.”

Google and YouTube played their part as well in celebrating this historic event. Google included a subdued note reading, “YouTube and Google are proud to celebrate marriage equality. #ProudtoLove.”

Facebook quickly added a feature super easy way to help its users celebrate gay marriage rights. With this, Facebook-ers can add a gay pride flag filter to their profile picture.  Click here to convert yours.

While this ruling affects a country half way around the global, we’re happy to join in the celebration of the world taking steps in the right direction.

India, it’s now your turn.

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Rishi Baruah
Rishi Baruah
iGyaan Network's newbie Rishi Baruah is a musician hailing from Mumbai. He plays drums for a Delhi-based band and specializes in Concert Photography. Oh yes, he can cook up a mean four-cheese pizza.
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Kalki Avatara
Kalki Avatara

~The demonic class of people is always promoting and enjoying the FALSE happiness, BETTER, and occasionally spreading their foolish diseases on the innocent younger generations... the real LOVE is to love GOD, unconditionally... This so-called approval by man-made laws could be considered the WORST DEFEAT in humanity over the past couple centuries... the domino effect will probably bring fort many calamities in the years to come...

Veronica Henrick
Veronica Henrick

What does the Bible say about same sex marriage? God’s plan for sexuality and marriage “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” —Genesis 1:27 (NKJV) “And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’ Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: ‘This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” —Genesis 2:18-25 (NKJV) The image of God is both male and female and is reflected in a godly union between male and female where the creative power of God, His life-giving, His self-giving and His moral nature are perfectly expressed. This is only possible in a heterosexual union. When God created a partner for Adam He created Eve—not another Adam. This means that perfect partnership requires some level of difference as well as a level of similarity so great that Adam could cry out loudly, ”This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh”. Sexual intimacy between a man and a woman is the normal method of male/female bonding (emotionally and physically) because it corresponds to the design of our bodies and because it is the normal means by which offspring are created. If God had intended the human race to be fulfilled through both heterosexual and homosexual marriage, He would have designed our bodies to allow reproduction through both means and made both means of sexual intercourse healthy and natural. Homosexual anal intercourse carries a high risk of disease, this is recognized in Scripture where gay men are said to receive in their bodies the due penalty for their error (Romans 1:27).

Rajeev Pandey
Rajeev Pandey

50 yrs back there was no right for women to vote in US....You know why???

Rajeev Pandey
Rajeev Pandey

Indian since ancient times were never against gays or third sex...You see todays people against gays because of invasions....

Daniel Santillana
Daniel Santillana

Yesterday was a day of celebration and love and rejoicing equality for all and a big step forward in our nation to come together and see everyone has equals in our community. Yet I was sudden by all the hate messages I saw, claiming that for two people of the same sex to be in love meant that they were going to hell and comparing their/our love for one another to incest, pedophilia, and bestiality, people need to understand this is not about trying to change your religious beliefs or threaten them in anyway it is about creating equal opportunity for all, and if it is something you find that you don't or can't agree with due to religious or whatever the reason. There are ways to go about expressing yourself and how you feel without disrespecting others. I was so sad reading the hate out there and then I saw that there are people who know how to express how they fill and show respect at the same time. I came across a woman's post that made me happy to see, not because she agreed with my beliefs on the matter but how she wrote it and what she had to say. " I follow the word of God, and I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a Christian and I still think this is a victory for all INVOLVED. Gay marriage does not hurt you. If you are not gay, then this does not concern you, so why make a fuss? God loves us all, even people who are gay. Read the Bible and remember to not judge others. To be a real Christian and follower of Christ is to love selflessly as he did." It is obvious that she does not agree with same sex marriage but at the same time she was able to express how she felt without disrespecting anyone. This to me is What a true Christian is even though I'm not one myself. Let's take from her example and see how this is a victory even if its not yours and show the respect that everyone deserves regardless of how you feel. Please feel free to repost this in the hope that others can benefit from its message.

Emilee Lavender
Emilee Lavender

Everyone said that about America for a long time. Don't lose hope.

Vishal Goodwin
Vishal Goodwin

Agar gay duniya chalane lage to duniya mai koi janam he nhi lega

Jerome Torres
Jerome Torres

MARIJUANA EQUALITY. beer and cigarette vs marijuana. Whats the difference? Cannabis doesn't kill anybody and it has medical benefits.

Raj Patil
Raj Patil

Sanskar ki duniya me shayad hi ye posible he... (10%)

Shresth Kapoor
Shresth Kapoor

Convert ur dps to rainbow color and tag them to Mr Narendra Modi if u want that in India. If country can't do anything then we have to take initiative. First I am doing it now is your chance

Tanuj Kapoor
Tanuj Kapoor

noooo\U0001f635\U0001f635\U0001f635\U0001f635 india nahi yrrr

Amit Pharande
Amit Pharande

Day Dreaming Admin? Not gonna happen in India -_-