CORRECTION: The rainbow in this image came from last week, not today. Betsey Stevenson, the White House official who tweeted it, later made clear that the image came from last week, not this morning.
Senior White House official Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, captured what looked like a sign from the heavens on Friday at 11 a.m. Stevenson snapped a photo of a rainbow that had appeared over the White House. (As noted above, she later clarified that it came from last week.)
In a historic 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that state bans on marriage among same-sex couples are unconstitutional, and that states can no longer limit the right to marry to heterosexual couples.
The Obama administration had urged the court to find that the Constitution requires such restrictions be struck down. In a statement on Friday, President Obama welcomed the decision, saying that justice had arrived "like a thunderbolt."
"This decision will end the patchwork system we currently have. It will end the uncertainty hundreds of thousands of same sex couples face from not knowing whether their marriage, legitimate in the eyes of one state, will remain if they decide to move or even visit another," the president said.