If you have yet to figure out why all of your friends’ have changed their Facebook profile picture to a silver “equals” sign against a red background, it probably means that you need to broaden the scope of the websites you visit. For the rest of you, the topic that’s naturally on everyone’s mind this week is same sex marriage, as the Supreme Court is currently investigating whether or not DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act) should be upheld or stricken from the books. Hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people are registering their support for the Supreme Court to overturn the act by changing their Facebook profile pictures, but Beyoncé took it a step further: She posted a handwritten note supporting same sex marriage to her BaddieBey Instagram account.
Not only did she repost the now ubiquitous red and silver equals sign, but she took the time to write (and scan!) a note on the subject. “If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it #wewillunite4marriageequality! — B,” it read, quoting a line from her megapopular hit song, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” The post so far already has over 222,000 likes, which isn’t bad for just a day. Sure President Obama weighed in earlier this week, but we all know who really runs the world…
Bey’s husband Jay-Z has also voiced his support for equal rights in the past, comparing it to the civil rights struggle of African Americans in the 1960s. ”It’s discrimination, plain and simple,” he told CNN in May. ”What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. … That’s their business.”
[Photo: Getty Images, BaddieBey Instagram]