Profile Pictures in Social Media Starting to Reflect Same-Sex Marriage Stances

Same-sex marriage is a hot topic online

By Jean Elle
|  Thursday, Mar 28, 2013  |  Updated 11:09 AM PDT
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Social media is revealing there is a lot of interest in the U.S. Supreme Court considering California's ban on same sex marriage.

People on both sides of the issue are changing their profile pictures to reflect their position on the issue. Topsy Labs in San Francisco is analyzing tweets.

Product Vice President Jamie De Guerre says, "We're seeing high conversation today more conversation than any other day in past two and a half years related to gay marriage."

By five o'clock Tuesday evening 800,000 people tweeted about marriage equality. Topsy says the majority are supportive of same sex couples.

De Guerre says it's a surprising result, "During the Presidential election there was equal comments against Obama and for Obama and the same for

Romney more even than we are seeing today." Same sex couples in San Francisco are hoping the apparent shift in public opinion will be reflected in the court's decision.
 

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