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Red Equal Sign Facebook: Beyonce Instagrams Sign, What's the Red Symbol All About?

Red-equal signs are popping up on social media on Facebook's news feeds around the nation, on Twitter and in a recent posting, superstar Beyonce Knowles Instagrammed the image with an explanation behind it.

By Crystal Henderson, EnStars on Mar 27, 2013 08:59 AM EDT
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Red-equal signs are popping up on social media on Facebook's news feeds around the nation, on Twitter and in a recent posting, superstar Beyonce Knowles Instagrammed the image with an explanation behind it.

"If you like it you should be able to put on a ring on it," Knowles wrote in remembrance of her Single Ladies hit.

The Human Rights Campaign, an organization in support of gay marriage is running a social media initiative as the Supreme Court addresses the issue by hearing a number of same-sex cases over the next two days.

ABC reported that the HRC posted a Facebook message asking the gay marriage supporters to "paint the town red," wearing clothing that is red and displaying it on Facebook and changing profile pictures to the HRC "=" logo. Fortunately, the idea has caught the attention of Congress, with 13 members showcasing the symbol.

The Hollywood Gossip reported Tuesday that the photo on Facebook racked up more than 25,000 likes and 78,000 on the group's page since it was posted.

Not only did it become a popular symbol on Facebook, on Tuesday it ranked in the top 10 in the world's trending list, with famous supporters and celebrities tweeting messages and changing their profile pictures to the sign. 

"Equality for all. It's that simple.#prop8," reality tv actress Kim Kardashian tweeted and Instagrammed along with the red equal sign on March 26. 

President Barack Obama also tweeted his support Tuesday, "RT if you stand with the millions of Americans fighting for #Marriage Equality."

Boston comedian Dana Jay Bein expressed a more optimistic viewpoint in a Facebook post that read: "Seeing all of the people who support can inspire people to take MORE action - small change. I'd much rather see red equal signs than pictures of Grumpy Cat and ironic self shots."

The court is deliberating California's Proposition 8, on March 27 which does not allow the right for same-sex couples to wed. 

The arguments will be heard on Wednesday regarding the national Defense of Marriage Act, which has legally defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman since 1996.

The court is said to rule in June and is likely to issue its decision pertaining to California alone than the entire country.

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