Gabrielle Bonghi, Philly.com
With major arguments being made this week over the Defense of Marriage Act, gay rights have been a hot topic. And with all hot topics come some kind of social media trend. What’s caught on quite a bit over the interwebz is that red-and-pink equal sign, thanks to the Human Rights Campaign.
Look at your list of friends or scroll down your Twitter feed. I’m certain it will pop up in some way, shape or form. Some companies, like Fab.com, have even gone so far as to customize their own.
I love seeing all of this love and support for something that’s absolutely worth fighting for, but what are we actually achieving here? Look, it’s an easy way to show you stand your ground of favoring marriage equality but it doesn’t carry enough weight to flip anyone’s decision. In fact, I think it’s pretty lazy. Do you think any of these old heads in Supreme Court have Facebook? NO! It’s as effective as slapping another bumper sticker on your Honda Hybrid. It’s essentially, a fashion statement.