A photograph of the Empire State
building bathed in rainbow lights is trending on Twitter after
passage of a gay marriage bill in New York.
New York became the largest state on
legalize the institution after passage in the Senate, which had
rejected similar legislation in 2009. But Governor Andrew Cuomo, a
highly popular Democrat, personally lobbied for the legislation,
winning over seven previously opposed senators, including four
After passage of the measure, Cuomo
told supporters that he's proud to be a New Yorker, adding that other
progressive states would follow the state's lead.
The photograph of the Empire State
building wrapped in the festive rainbow colors that celebrate Gay
Pride – red, orange, purple, blue and green – quickly soared in
popularity on Twitter on Friday.
But several sources are reporting that
New York City's tallest building isn't celebrating passage of
marriage equality in the Empire State. Instead, the building is lit
for Pride Week. New York City will hold its annual Gay Pride Parade