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Published March 27, 2013

Winning and Losing Tweets for #MarriageEquality and #LoveIsLove

It’s the high holy week of the resurrection of new life, but this week it’s love and equality America’s hoping to resurrect.

If you’re like this blogger, your eyes have been on twitter and facebook, checking every fifteen seconds for popular reactions to #MarriageEquality and #LoveIsLove, plus several other popular hashtags.

If you don’t have all day to check social media, I’ve collected some of the #BEST and #WORST responses.

A few are from celebrities, but a lot are from passionate supporters and idiotic haters. Laugh and cry, America! The tweets are in blue pen, but I couldn’t resist adding some of my own (parenthesized) commentary!

#LoveIsLove…when it’s between a man and a woman. (But if it’s between a man and his son, or a woman and her sister, that’s not love?)

“Love is love! #MarriageEquality” So you must support incest couples too, huh? (Because creating skewed genetic material with your siblings is exactly the same as a healthy, loving relationship between two men. In other news, marrying a dog is also the same as marrying within your own gender. Now let’s go fishing for some red herrings!)

(And check out this enlightened opinion…)
There is NOTHING wrong with same sex relationships! love is love! when guys act/dress like girls then thats where my problem starts.

I’m for gay marriage but against dudes taking mirror pics, so I don’t know where that puts me. #marriageequality

“Mr. Prez, you didn’t marry a man, so why force gay marriage on us?” (What?? Obama’s forcing us to marry gay people? Oh god, I hope I get a cute one…)

Hitler was gay. Do you want to be the next Hitler? against #marriageequality (I’m not really sure how to respond to that. No?)

I can’t imagine all the diseases goin around if this whole gay marriage deal is passed. This wasn’t God’s plan!!!! #AgainstMarriageEquality (Good thing Obama’s healthcare plan is coming into effect soon.)

But for every one really stupid tweet I found, I read about a hundred positive, uplifting, and inspiring tweets from everyday people who support justice and equality for all people–regardless of their personal beliefs or religion

Catholic doctrine is against #marriage #equality. But Jesus preached love and acceptance. Idk about you, but I’m with Jesus on this one.

I think everyone should have the same opportunities, even though it against my religion, love is still love. #MarriageEquality

Rob Kardashian
Yes, I’m straight. Yes, I’m a Christian. And yes, I strongly support gay rights and marriage equality. Why? Because love is love.

I don’t understand why anything as beautiful as love and marriage is even something to disagree on. #loveislove

@_imnocaptain 1h
I can’t wait to tell my grandkids about how hard Americans fought for marriage equality like mine told me about fighting against segregation

Andrew Kaczynski
With 81% of 18-29 year olds supporting marriage equality the public consensus seems only going one direction despite what SCOTUS rules.

Ellen DeGeneres
Today I’m thinking of the Supreme Court. I hope they remember what makes our country great, and support equality for all.

My best friend should be able to marry whoever she wants. I love her for who she is. Love is love. #equality

it’s time for gay marriage to not only be legalized, but also to be accepted by EVERYONE. the world is changing. #loveislove

Love is love. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, purple, polka dotted, straight, gay, sideways, backwards. Love is love.

To deny the right to marry the one you love and start a family based on your sexual preference is inhumane. #LoveIsLove

In MY lifetime interracial marriages were illegal, please, before I die make it legal for my grandson to marry whomever he loves.#LoveIsLove

Humans with different preferences are still human, and that’s all I have to say about that. #loveislove

Love is love. A sinner like myself ain’t got no business trying to preach to somebody about who they can and can’t love

That moment when I guy you were interested in takes a stand AGAINST marriage equality. #thatsnothot #crushkiller

Shouldn’t the argument “every child deserves a mom and a dad” be used against straight people getting divorced instead? #marriageequality

If you are against marriage equality, you probably would have been against racial equality 50 years ago.

Chortling to myself at all the small minded people against #marriageequality

If you’re against marriage equality, please unfollow me. You can hate LOST all you want, but you can’t hate love.

Zach Braff
“Once both gay marriage and marijuana are finally legal, those of you against them are not invited to the really fun parties I’m gonna throw.” (Mr. Braff, I believe more Americans will be on your invite list than you might imagine. Today, I saw social media raging for change with pictures and tweets. In just a few days, many Americans will celebrate the resurrection of love. Happy Easter, everyone.)

Lots of #EQUALITY signs as profile pictures today. Today, with justice and equality at stake, we all look the same.#Prop8 #MarriageEquality

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  • I sincerely believe that through the power of storytelling, I can make social issues become more than a set of statistics. My expertise is in community leadership, non-profit work, event coordinating, networking, and storytelling. All my articles.

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