Atlanta City Hall awash in rainbow colors

Atlanta City Hall will be illuminated in rainbow colors this week in honor of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on marriage equality for same-sex couples. The court was split on this decision, with the majority choosing to uphold equality for all couples in a 5-4 vote. The rainbow flag is a nationally recognized symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride.

“The Supreme Court ruling marks a momentous victory for freedom, equality and love,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “I am proud to light up City Hall as we celebrate this crucial step toward achieving our vision of equality.” The Supreme Court’s decision means that any state in America which enacts any law disallowing same sex couples marriage or equal protection under local law will be unconstitutional on it face, and subject to being struck down.

City Hall will remain lit in rainbow colors each evening through Thursday.