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What is that red equal sign on Facebook?

Wednesday - 3/27/2013, 12:40pm  ET

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WASHINGTON - If you've been seeing red all day, you're not alone.

Facebook has been awash in red equal signs as the Supreme Court continued to weigh same-sex marriage. Some users of the social media website changed their profile pictures to show their support for gay marriage.

The symbol was created by Human Rights Campaign, AllFacebook.com reports.

"Who's wearing red tomorrow? Show your support for marriage equality - make your profile image red for tomorrow and check out www.hrc.org/StandForMarriage for more ways to get involved!" HRC wrote on its Facebook page Monday.

The court's examination of gay rights continues through Wednesday, when the justices will consider a federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of benefits afforded heterosexual married people.

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