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I'm just so over the Facebook rainbow

I'm just so over the Facebook rainbow

Is it possible to support marriage equality without opting for the rainbow filter on your Facebook profile photo? Technically, yes. But within three days of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, some 26 million people had shown their support by rainbowifying their pictures with Facebook's "celebrate pride" tool. On my feed, it appeared that at least half of my friends had opted in, their faces now awash in Roy G. Biv jubilation. It was also kind of irritating. Though I too was thrilled at the ruling, all that Facebook rainbowification felt like blackmail: If this many people were doing it, abstainers would surely have to be — to use the...

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