In the wake of Friday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that allows same-sex couples nationwide to marry, the White House was illuminated in rainbow colors for the evening on Friday.
Shortly after 7 p.m.. the north front of the White House was lit up in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet as about a hundred people looked on.
On Twitter, the official White House account displayed a rainbow-colored avatar of the presidential mansion.
In a statement, President Obama’s office said the White House took on the symbolic colors “to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world.”
Via the president’s personal Twitter account, Obama stated: “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.”
And the Twitter account of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy featured a photo of the White House with an actual rainbow behind it.
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama, also tweeted that the rainbow illumination reflects “what we always knew in our hearts.”