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.
Human Rights Campaign Calls on Federal Courts to Expedite All Pending Marriage Cases. http://t.co/1dOcTYiadw— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) October 6, 2014
AGs in WV, NC, SC, KS, CO, and WY should take immediate remedial action to bring their states in line with federal precedent. #lovecantwait— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) 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.