The United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex couples be allowed to get married in all 50 states. In other words, state laws that prohibited gay marriage are unconstitutional. The ruling passed by a 5-4 vote. The gay community has always played a significant role in the birth, development, and growth of the electronic music scene. In the industry’s infancy, some of the most successful festivals ran parallel to gay pride parades and parties, for example, Bal en Blanc (est 1995), one of North America’s most notable events. Electronic dance music’s roots in peace, love, unity, and respect perpetuates an attitude of all-inclusive tolerance. Following The Court’s ruling, many of EDM’s superstars showed their support for marriage equality through social media.
— NERVO (@nervomusic) June 26, 2015
Unfortunately, in an ever-changing world, there will be people who feel it’s necessary to resist that change. One individual let his feelings be heard on Andrew Bayer’s facebook page. Bayer was quick to respond by politely asking the fan stop listening to his music:
— GRiZ (@mynameisGRiZ) June 26, 2015
Driving through the Romanian countryside at sunset right now, we are so happy that our country took a massive step forward today. ???
— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) June 26, 2015
Shout outs to the gay community for being rad
— Flux Pavilion (@Fluxpavilion) June 26, 2015