Web browsers across the globe have burst into a rainbow of colour as social media users respond to the news that same-sex marriage has been legalised across the United States.

Thousands have used Facebook’s one-click gay-marriage celebration tool to add the colours of the rainbow gay-pride flag to their profile pictures.

One of the first people to use the tool, called Celebrate Pride, was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who also took to his official page to commend the Supreme Court’s ruling.

“Our country was founded on the promise that all people are created equal, and today we took another step towards achieving that promise,” the billionaire tech entrepreneur wrote.

“I’m so happy for all of my friends and everyone in our community who can finally celebrate their love and be recognized as equal couples under the law.”

Meanwhile #LoveWins quickly became the top-trending hashtag worldwide on Twitter, and remained the top hashtag in Australia on Saturday afternoon.

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