White House glows with rainbow pride after ruling in favor of gay marriage

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WASHINGTON – The White House glowed with rainbow pride on Friday after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide same-sex marriage.

Politico.com reported that the Obama Administration colored the north side of the executive mansion in rainbow-colored light to celebrate the victory.

“Love just won,” the president said following the ruling. “Today we can say in no uncertain terms that we’ve made our union a little more perfect.”

Obama said on Twitter that “America should be very proud.” He also said the ruling “is a victory for friends, families, and organizers who fought tirelessly for years for marriage equality.”

The Supreme Court ruled in a landmark 5-4 opinion Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet.

The ruling means that same-sex couples can marry anywhere in the United States, effective immediately. Prior to that, it was legal in at least 36 states.

Nationwide support for same-sex marriage is at a record high of 59 percent, according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll.