The White House Is Decked Out in Rainbow Colors to Celebrate Gay Marriage

“Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world.”

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Dustin Volz
June 26, 2015, 4:33 p.m.

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion blanketed the front wall of the White House in rain­bow-colored lights Fri­day night in a show of sup­port for the Su­preme Court de­cision re­leased earli­er in the day that made same-sex mar­riage leg­al in all 50 states.

“To­night, the White House was lit to demon­strate our un­waver­ing com­mit­ment to pro­gress and equal­ity, here in Amer­ica and around the world,” the White House said in a state­ment provided through a pool re­port. “The pride col­ors re­flect the di­versity of the LGBT com­munity, and to­night, these col­ors cel­eb­rate a new chapter in the his­tory of Amer­ic­an civil rights.”

The dis­play began at 7:08 p.m., ac­cord­ing to the pool, and a crowd of at least 100 people were as­sembled on Pennsylvania Av­en­ue.

You can watch a live feed of the dis­play be­low:


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