What’s Behind Criticisms of Those Red Equal Signs in Your Facebook Feed?

What in the world could be wrong with it?

It’s been all over Facebook and Twitter as part of a wider social media campaign for marriage equality. If you’re especially savvy, you’re aware that it’s a spin on the Human Rights Campaign’s logo (which they’ve self-promoted). And if your Facebook and Twitter friends/followers are anything like mine, you’ve probably seen a variation of profile photos and status messages critiquing it.

So for those of you who don’t quite understand why some of us are tired of hearing about gay marriage, the HRC and your goddamn red equals sign, here’s the extremely simplified explanation courtesy of the Huffington Post.

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