It’s official: Same-sex marriage is legal across the U.S. With diversity being a major talking point in the technology industry, a number of major tech companies and executives took to Twitter immediately after the Supreme Court ruled Friday morning to show their support.
Here's a sampling of the comments from an industry that, by its own admission, still has a long way to go in achieving diversity of race and gender.
Jumping on the bandwagon early, Microsoft tweeted in anticipation of the ruling.
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) June 25, 2015
Android is allowing people to create their own characters with rainbow-colored items like glasses, headbands and flags in support of gay pride.
— Android (@Android) June 26, 2015
A short but pointed message from the Apple CEO, who recently came out as gay.
Today marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 26, 2015
The tech giant retweeted this post from its YouTube subsidiary after the ruling. Also, head over to the search engine and type in "gay marriage" or "marriage equality" and take a look at the search banner that pops up.
— YouTube (@YouTube) June 26, 2015
The social network changed its display picture to its bird symbol in front of a rainbow background.
Another succinct post, and a video to match. The company also changed its display picture to reflect the decision, and Uber cars in the app show up with a little rainbow flag behind them.
— Uber (@Uber) June 26, 2015
The Microsoft CEO's tweet included a cute rainbow flag to show his support.
The new social network that a lot of people are calling the anti-Facebook tweeted a story via the Chicago Tribune after the ruling.
— Ello (@elloworld) June 26, 2015
A new filter in support of gay marriage has appeared on the app for some users.
— Tanya Sichynsky (@tanyasic) June 26, 2015
One major gaming company jumped straight on the news.
â€” PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 26, 2015
While the company has yet to change its display pictures or post publicly about the ruling, it did make it possible for users to put a rainbow filter over their display pictures in support of pride.
The video-sharing website also showed its support for the news.
The Salesforce CEO tweeted a map of America, decked out as a rainbow flag.
Congratulations. Equality for all. pic.twitter.com/PRVIPRJwQn
â€” Marc Benioff (@Benioff) June 26, 2015