Here’s how Facebook measured gay marriage support with an equals sign (or how big data is telling the story of the civil rights movement of our time)
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married gay couples from receiving benefits, is unconstitutional. Shortly thereafter, it dismissed a Prop 8 appeal, paving the way for sex marriage in California.
Here’s a round up of the web’s reactions to the monumental ruling.
The Supreme Court ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents the federal government from recognizing gay marriages granted by states, was unconstitutional because it “singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled ot recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty.”
It also declined to uphold Proposition 8, making same-sex marriage legal in California.