How leading marriage-equality proponents reacted to Monday's High Court decision

Leading same-sex marriage advocates tweeted their praise on Monday of the Supreme Court's decision to sidestep cases in five states.

Advocacy groups took to social media on Monday to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear appeals of same-sex marriage cases in five states.

The High Court will not review cases in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Wisconsin, according to The Washington Post, which opined the news indicates "the court is comfortable with the expansion of such unions throughout the nation."

On Twitter, groups such as the American Equal Rights Foundation (35,000-plus followers), Human Rights Campaign (435,000 followers), and the American Civil Liberties Union (211,000 followers) tweeted in praise about the Court’s decision. Some pressed state officials to take action with couples waiting to wed.

— AmericanEqualRights (@AFER) October 6, 2014

The ACLU also posted a link to its blog on Facebook, and HRC, which has more than 1 million likes, asked state officials to take swift action, inviting fans to sign a pledge because "love can’t wait."

According to the American Foundation for Equal Rights’ Facebook page, Colorado’s attorney general has already ordered marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples seeking them.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in