San Francisco City Hall Gets Rainbow Lights For LGBT Celebration [Photo]


San Francisco, CA - San Fran's City Hall has gotten quite the colorful makeover this week. This weekend in San Francisco Pride, the city's yearly celebration of LGBT culture. In commemoration, City Hall has been decked out with a beautiful display of rainbow lights.

The photo (seen below) was posted to Facebook by Aaron Baldwin, who remarked that it was the first time City Hall had gone "full on for gay pride" in a visual way. The photo has since gone semi-viral with nearly 1,500 shares.

Of course, City Hall's makeover also coincides with two major landmark Supreme Court decisions affecting the LGBT community.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, and also struck down California's controversial Proposition 8 which banned same-sex marriages in the state.

The DOMA ruling is long-awaited in the LGBT community, as the law prevented gay couples from receiving federal recognition and benefits on par with those enjoyed by heterosexual couples, even if marriage equality was legal in their home state.

We reached out for comment from City Hall officials to find out whether the light display was just for San Francisco Pride, or if it was also sort of a "bonus" given the SCOTUS rulings. A spokesperson was unavailable for comment at the time of the call.

Another coincidental gay pride display can be found at Google. Typing in "gay," "lesbian" or "transgender" in the search engine highlights the bar in a rainbow. This is also coincidental to the SCOTUS rulings, as Google actually does this every year for LGBT pride.

Here's the photo of San Francisco City Hall:

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[Top image: photogolfer / Shutterstock, Bottom: Facebook]