Tech giants celebrate US court judgement on same-sex marriage, differently



After the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage, the tech world chose to celebrate the occasion in their own way. While some tech giants were reputed to be pride-friendly before the ruling, cheered the news before the LGBT month ends. Here’s how Facebook, Google, and Apple are celebrating the LGBT Pride in their own ways:

Facebook launched a rainbow filter to celebrate LGBT equality across its network. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg changed his profile picture with a rainbow placed over it. Once can add the filter by visiting to add or place the rainbow banner on your photograph.

As for Google, it has created five Easter eggs to celebrate the LGBT community. These include a custom theme for Gmail inboxes, a Pride Calendar banner for events, Google Sheets where the word ‘pride’ will create rainbow columns, Hangouts eggs by typing ‘Happy Pride’ in Hangouts shows up animation, including a parade of emoji waving a Pride flag, an animated rainbow, and two emojis kissing. Other than these if you search for #AndPride in Google Drive, it will create a rainbow theme, while the standard Google search for related keywords will also show a rainbow banner. Google Play loffers a separate section with music, movies and books, featuring LGBT artists or stories.

Hailing the judgement, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted, “Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.” The tech giant added a ‘Pride’ section to its App Store to celebrate the US SC ruling. The section showing movies, books and other media reflects the broad and diverse spectrum of LGBT pride. Presently, the featured section is unavailable on iTunes.


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