Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Facebook made all the difference," Chief Justice states

WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar 27 (UPI): The Supreme Court's unanimous decision on Tuesday to overturn California's Proposition 8 was met with acclaim from both sides of the aisle, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid praising the Court's "bold decision to do right by future generations," and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stating, "Finally, I can hit the bear bars without fear of reprisal."

Despite the impartial nature of the proceedings, the deciding factor seemed to come from a surprising source. "Facebook made all the difference," Chief Justice John Roberts proclaimed during a celebratory post-Court wrap up. "We were really struggling with this, but when I checked my feed during the recess and saw that string of HRC logos, I just knew. The idea that people from all walks of life could band together and change their profile pictures as one made me realize that we're all in this together.

"Scalia cried when I showed him my NOH8 cover photo," the Chief Justice added.

The ruling was seen as a victory for social media, with many attributing the outcome to Star Trek star and noted gay rights activist George Takei.

"No need to thank me," Takei posted on his Facebook page this morning. "It's okay."

While the repeal of Proposition 8 reflects the changing nature of the Court, its opponents remain on guard. Despite a groundswell of support from across the nation, many have expressed concern about today's hearing regarding the Defense of Marriage Act.

"Don't worry," Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said Tuesday afternoon. "We got this."