Facebook’s Yellow Wave in Support of Marriage!


Stand for Marriage!  Go Yellow!

You may have noticed the impromptu “Yellow Wave” happening on Stand For Marriage Maine’s Facebook page.  Does the enthusiasm look familiar?  If you live in California it just might!  The “Go Yellow” movement has its roots in the California fight for Proposition 8.

As one avid poster explained:

In California, the opposition tried to paint marriage supporters as these fringe wacky people, so families that supported marriage participated in “waves” where they’d all come out on the street with their yellow yard signs and kids and wave to their neighbors to show their support and show voters who it was that really supported marriage.  Some of the waves were ten miles long! Ten miles of happy smiling families in yellow! Old people, young people, all kinds of people standing for marriage.

In Maine we’re so spread out I don’t know if we can really do waves like they did in California to put a personal face on the marriage effort, so I thought of doing it on facebook and twitter with yellow profile pics. With an online wave you can support marriage from anywhere, you don’t have to be in Maine to show solidarity for families.

Others chimed in:

“what a great idea! I like the whole “wave” concept, and with marriage being attacked in so many different states, it doesn’t really matter where we are. Raising awareness helps us all…”

“aha! that’s awesome!”

“You know those profile pics will show up changed all over facebook, like itty bitty yellow billboards. I like it!”

“How’s that for kickin’ it up a notch! Support Marriage this month! It doesn’t matter what state you’re in, go yellow!”

So not only can you sticker your car or post signs in your yard, but you can stand for marriage wherever you’re from through Facebook and Twitter!

Are you interested in participating?  Check out Maine’s Facebook page to find volunteers who will do the photoshop for you!  Go Yellow!

See this from the Proposition 8 “Waves”:

Yellow Coast! From Seal Beach to San Clemente—Turning the PCH Yellow!


Proposition 8, which would define marriage in California as being between one man and one woman, has become the hottest topic in Orange County, even eclipsing the race for the White House for some voters.

Last Saturday, hundreds – according to organizer Michael Erickson, more than a thousand participants – rallied along Pacific Coast Highway from Seal Beach to San Clemente in support of Prop. 8.

See this video of the event, WOW.

Prop 8…..Sunshine on a Rainy Day

November 2, 2008 ·from the Seminole Guy

On Saturday, hundreds of Prop 8 Supporters lined a major boulevard in Sacramento. At the major intersections, the sound of horns from drivers supporting them was immense.

Neither wind, nor rain, nor opposition stops Prop 8!




  1. Delirious said,

    October 11, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Did you see the Yahoo news today about the gay demonstrations in DC? Why didn’t they report the Tea party demonstrations??

  2. beetlebabee said,

    October 11, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    bias. I did hear about the gay demonstrations. They were quite controversial especially in the gay community. Lots of people (Barney Frank especially) are of the opinion that these people are going to get a major backlash from the average american populace for pushing the gay agenda too far, too fast. These younger activists have taken the “gay behavior=human right” bait hook line and sinker. They really believe they’re on the cusp of the new revolution. They have no idea about slow incrementalism that has won so many battles for the gay agenda. They don’t care. They want what they want, and Yesterday isn’t soon enough. I think this is actually a good thing. All these stories coming out with activists spouting their radical ideas and letting America see what their true plans are….this is shocking stuff. It’s only going to hurt them.

    As long as they put the mask of normalcy on, people could keep their blinders on and just imagine that homosexuality possibly wouldn’t hurt. But as soon as they come out in full force with all the legal baggage and moral baggage that comes with this movement—the buck stops. People don’t want this. That’s why the older activist gay community wants the younger guys to tone it down.

    They have to keep the mask on a little longer until it’s too late to go back.

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