We heart NY, Gay Marriage & the Empire State Building

One state at a time! Last Friday evening New York passed a marriage equality bill, allowing gay couples to finally legally marry in the state. Within hours the Empire State building was lit up in a rainbow of colors — woohoo! The pics of the building went Twitterrific all weekend. The most plausible explanation we’ve heard is from The Atlantic: the rainbow display had already been planned for the Gay Pride Parade held yesterday (and which was only able to be done because of a previous, all-expense paid installation for a Gerry Garcia tribute by the band Further last November) — it was just serendipity that the bill passed on the same weekend as the Pride Parade lighting plan.

Check out some great images from NYC’s Pride Parade.