SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A local woman, Lydia Puccinelli, was has happy to find a solution to setting the profile picture on her Facebook page this week. “I had seen that a lot of my friends had all of a sudden switched their profile pics to this red background with two pink stripes,” Puccinelli said. “I figured something was up, so I googled it and found out that the Supreme Court started hearing arguments on same-sex marriage on March 26th. So people on Facebook were changing their profile pics to this red-and-pink thing that stood for marriage equality. That’s all about gay people or something, so I’m like, ‘Sure, that can be our thing now,’ you know?
“So I changed my profile pic too, and it was cool for a while. Then I saw that some friends of mine were not using that profile pic anymore, but some still were. I didn’t know what the whole procedure was. I mean, if you take that pic down too early does that mean were you were just following a fad? And if you keep it up all the time are you just some liberal do-gooder? I’m totally cool with gays and all that, but I didn’t know what to do.
“Then I saw my friends started changing their profile pics again, this time to one with red stripes on black. If you look real close it says ‘In solidarity with 11 million undocumented immigrants.’ I think that’s Mexicans and stuff. So I quick changed my profile pic to that. Now I should be good for a few weeks, anyway.
“This is pretty nerve-racking,” she added. “I wish somebody would come up with some universal symbol of, like, love and peace or whatever. That way we could just get on with our lives without all of this pressure.”