Social media became a more colorful place in Britain as
Twitter and Facebook exploded this week with photos and messages backing Britain's new gay marriage law.
The rainbow, as it happens, became the standard symbol of the gay community in the 1970s, and in '78 San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed the flag with eight bright stripes. Each color has its own symbolism, as the Los Angeles Times recently reported: Pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for the human spirit.
Here's some color from social media:
And here's one from Visit Britain, as various businesses in the country gear up for possible profits from the legalization of gay marriage.
As London's Evening Standard reported this year, Britain's economy stands to gain $27 million within a year, with up to 3,000 same-sex marriages.