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Jon Webster

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April 18, 2013

Equality Signs On People’s Profile Pics Temporarily Confuse Prominent Republicans

On the day that the U.S. Supreme Court was to hear arguments concerning the case for gay marriage, people began displaying the “=” sign as their facebook profile pictures. This confused some prominent Republicans, including notorious homophobe, Rick Santorum who took to twitter tweeting “Did something happen today that involved mathematics?” Proponent of one man, one woman marriage, Texas Governor, Rick Perry tweeted “I know Pi Day was 3/14. What’s up with all the equals signs?” And even when their own side came up with the international man and woman symbols side by side for one man, one woman marriage, apparently still some Republicans were further confused. Pat Robertson seeing the one man, one woman logo took to the airwaves on the 700 Club denouncing the desegregation of men’s and women’s bathrooms into unisex bathrooms. This resulted in one “in-the-know” 700 Club intern rushing onstage to whisper what was actually happening into an obviously embarrassed Pat Robertson who then apologized and recanted his remarks.