(LIN) — As U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments on California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, a revolution was sweeping Facebook, taking over the profile photos of those who wanted to show support.
It started as a plea from the Human Rights Campaign's Facebook page , when the organization asked Facebook users to "wear red to show your support for marriage equality. And make your Facebook profile red too!"
Along with the post was an image of the organization's universal equal sign logo, which is typically blue and yellow, but with two shades of red. The image quickly went viral as many changed their profile pictures to reflect the revamped logo, turning many Facebook feeds red.
But where do members of Congress and state leaders stand? Who's adopting the new icon, and sounding off on the social media?
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has and updated icon on his Facebook page , and he's made his stance on gay marriage known via wall post:
"Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and this is the inevitable extension of my efforts to promote equality and opportunity for everyone."
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., updated her Tumblr blog yesterday, expressing her support of gay marriage.
"Good people disagree with me," McCaskill writes. "On the other hand, my children will have a hard time understanding why this is even controversial. I think history will agree with my children."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, took to Twitter to push her followers to an op-ed in USA Today:
The biggest Republican standout in social stance when it comes to gay marriage is Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who posted this tweet on March 15:
All of our sons and daughters ought to have the same opportunity to experience the joy and stability of marriage bit.ly/Ydg7tU—Rob Portman (@robportman) March 15, 2013
Portman explains that his son said he was gay two years ago, and while he and his wife were "surprised" when they were told the news, they now have "a more complete picture of the son we love."
What's also worth noting are those who are silent on the issue on Facebook in the past week. Midterm elections are rapidly approaching, and speaking out on a topic as politically polarizing as same-sex marriage could be career suicide, and that may not be worth risking.
Those notably silent on the issue include House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, just to name a few.
But there's still time to chime in. Although Proposition 8 arguments were held March 26 in Hollingsworth v. Perry, and Defense of Marriage Act arguments were held March 27 in U.S. v. Windsor, decisions on both cases aren't expected until sometime this summer.
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