By Jordan Fabian - 06/26/15 07:45 PM EDT
White House lights up rainbow colors to celebrate SCOTUS ruling
The White House on Friday night is splashed with rainbow-colored lights to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage around the country.
The light display capped a day of jubilation over the decision at the executive mansion.
President Obama hailed the ruling Friday morning, saying in the Rose Garden justice has arrived “like a thunderbolt” for gay and lesbian couples.
“Today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we have made our union a little more perfect," Obama said.
Before that, the president tweeted using the hashtag “#LoveWins.” White House account changed its logo to an image of the White House seal covered in rainbow colors, bearing a resemblance to the actual building’s appearance Friday evening.
White House aides gathered on the North Lawn on Friday evening to view the lights, and over 100 onlookers watched from Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Updated at 8:27 p.m.