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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Joseph Lowery: I am in the valley of prayer on the issue of gay marriage, and I I am in the valley of prayer on the issue of gay marriage, and I will err on the side of inclusiveness and not exclusion. I'm going to follow Jesus and say, Whosoever will, let them come. And I'm going to extend rights to all of God's children and if I am wrong, God will have to judge me. — Joseph Lowery
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Robert Dallek: Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is hardly as consequential as Johnson's legislative success on civil Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is hardly as consequential as Johnson's legislative success on civil rights. — Robert Dallek
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Barack Obama: I could never be a politician. But as uncomfortable as I would be doing so, I could never be a politician. But as uncomfortable as I would be doing so, I have no problem with Obama's long-planned 'change of heart.' This dude's made huge, measurable strides for gay rights, and if being coy about his plans for gay marriage for a few years was needed to get him elected, then so be it. LGBT persons will be better off, and federal same-sex marriage recognition will come sooner because of it. — Barack Obama
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Chris Evans: Are you kidding me? It's insane that civil rights are being denied people in this Are you kidding me? It's insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It's embarrassing, and it's heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I'm completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we'll be ashamed that this was an issue. — Chris Evans
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Bob Casey Jr.: I don't support gay marriage, but I also don't support a constitutional amendment banning it. I don't support gay marriage, but I also don't support a constitutional amendment banning it. However, I do support same sex unions that would give gay couples all the rights, privileges and protections of marriage. — Bob Casey Jr.
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Ani DiFranco: I think the gay community should get smart and drop the word 'marriage.' Do you I think the gay community should get smart and drop the word 'marriage.' Do you really need to change every right-wing Christian to make sure you get your equal rights? Eyes on the prize, we should be sticking to getting equal rights. — Ani DiFranco
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Arnold Schwarzenegger: It is unconstitutional to deny people, gay or lesbian couples, the right to marriage. Everyone It is unconstitutional to deny people, gay or lesbian couples, the right to marriage. Everyone has equal rights so this is the right way to go. I think it's a great celebration for America. — Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Mitt Romney: I do not favor same-sex marriage. I oppose same-sex marriage, and that has been my I do not favor same-sex marriage. I oppose same-sex marriage, and that has been my view. But, but if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays or will in any way try and suggest that people that have different sexual orientation don't have full rights in this country, they won't find that in me. — Mitt Romney
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Mitt Romney: I've always opposed gay marriage. I believe that we should provide equal rights to people I've always opposed gay marriage. I believe that we should provide equal rights to people regardless of their sexual orientation but I do not believe that marriage should be between two people of the same gender. — Mitt Romney
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Sean Penn: I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that way of support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone — Sean Penn
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By John Ridley: Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold as to say to gays and lesbians, don't wait for that time to arrive. Just as my father and his generation did not 'wait' for their civil rights, nor should you. The toothpaste ain't going back in the tube. The tide has turned. — John Ridley
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Tyler Oakley: There are tons of gay issues that are important, from gay marriage to adoption rights There are tons of gay issues that are important, from gay marriage to adoption rights to work-place discrimination and more ... but I think the biggest gay issue is the level of involvement of the gay community to demand change. So many gays think that other gays will take care of it. To fix this, people need to realize that they CAN make a change, but no one person can do it alone. — Tyler Oakley
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Ian McKellen: It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous. — Ian McKellen
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Joe Biden: A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. A lot of people criticized me for speaking out, not long ago, about gay marriage. I could not remain silent any longer. It's the civil rights of our day. It's the issue of our day. — Joe Biden
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Barack Obama: I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country. I believe strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away and passing laws that extend equal rights to gay couples. I've required all agencies in the federal government to extend as many federal benefits as possible to LGBT families as the current law allows. And I've called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and to pass the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act. — Barack Obama
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Gail Collins: Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay Gay rights is just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights, is a middle-age issue. Young people just can't see the problem. At worst, gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition dies off. — Gail Collins
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Charles Krauthammer: In an essay 10 years ago, I pointed out that it is utterly logical for In an essay 10 years ago, I pointed out that it is utterly logical for polygamy rights to follow gay rights. After all, if traditional marriage is defined as the union of (1) two people of (2) opposite gender, and if, as advocates of gay marriage insist, the gender requirement is nothing but prejudice, exclusion and an arbitrary denial of one's autonomous choices in love, then the first requirement - the number restriction (two and only two) - is a similarly arbitrary, discriminatory and indefensible denial of individual choice. — Charles Krauthammer
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Mitt Romney: I oppose same-sex marriage and civil unions but I support domestic partnership between gay and I oppose same-sex marriage and civil unions but I support domestic partnership between gay and lesbian couples. I have no problem with gay and lesbian couples adopting. I support equal benefits for same-sex couples such as hospital visitation rights — Mitt Romney
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Elizabeth Gilbert: Still it is true that many same-sex couples want nothing more than to join society Still it is true that many same-sex couples want nothing more than to join society as fully integrated socially responsible family-centered taxpaying Little League-coaching nation-serving respectably married citizens. So why not welcome them in Why not recruit them by the vanload to sweep in on heroic wings and save the flagging and battered old institution of matrimony from a bunch of apathetic ne'er-do-well heterosexual deadbeats like me — Elizabeth Gilbert
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Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Antonin Scalia: If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: 'The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity,' I would hide my head in a bag. The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie. — Antonin Scalia
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Annie Laurie Gaylor: It's so simple: Right to marriage is a civil right, which like all civil rights It's so simple: Right to marriage is a civil right, which like all civil rights should not depend on what state you happen to live in. — Annie Laurie Gaylor
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By G.A. Hauser: ... gay marriage rights coming and going, always being an issue for the voting public ... gay marriage rights coming and going, always being an issue for the voting public when it should be an individual's private choice. — G.A. Hauser
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Mitt Romney: I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and lesbian people. I appointed a few judges who were gay and I had few people in my cabinet that I found out were gay. I never asked peoples sexual orientation. — Mitt Romney
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Bill O'Reilly: The gay marriage thing to me, I don't understand why it's so important for the The gay marriage thing to me, I don't understand why it's so important for the secular progressives in this country, the people who want to change America fundamentally and every way, why this is the lead issue. The L.A. Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe. These people are going, 'Oh, my God, what are you doing? How can you not see the civil rights aspect of this?' — Bill O'Reilly
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Rashad Evans: I'm a UFC fighter, a macho-type sport. I am a heterosexual guy in a tough I'm a UFC fighter, a macho-type sport. I am a heterosexual guy in a tough macho sport, which is exactly the reason I feel a duty to say I support gay marriage and gay rights. I have nothing to gain personally from supporting this issue, and that's the point. Society as a whole is better when there is equality, and I want to live in a country where everyone has the same rights because we all benefit from that — Rashad Evans
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By John Scalzi: Dreher laments we now live in a "post-Christian" America, but he's wrong. The Americans who Dreher laments we now live in a "post-Christian" America, but he's wrong. The Americans who are standing with their loved ones and neighbors are in fact doing exactly what Jesus asked them to do, when he said that we should love each other as we love ourselves. It's possible, however, that we live in a post-accepting-bigotry-cloaking-itself-in-the-raiments-of-Christ America. And, you know. I can live in that America just fine. — John Scalzi
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By DaShanne Stokes: What does religious freedom mean if we would use it as a cover for hate What does religious freedom mean if we would use it as a cover for hate and privilege? — DaShanne Stokes
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Charlize Theron: Right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in Right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights. I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn't be able to sleep with myself [if I got married before they could]. — Charlize Theron
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Roseanne Barr: Putting measures like gay marriage on ballots for elections only hurts the gay rights cause Putting measures like gay marriage on ballots for elections only hurts the gay rights cause and elects more conservative politicians. — Roseanne Barr
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Brad Pitt: I have love in my life, a soul mate u2014u00a0absolutely. When someone asked me why I have love in my life, a soul mate u2014u00a0absolutely. When someone asked me why Angie and I don't get married, I replied, 'Maybe we'll get married when it's legal for everyone else.' I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it u2014u00a0hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I've had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment. — Brad Pitt
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Ariel Levy: In 2004 our forty-second president, George W. Bush, the leader of the free world, proposed In 2004 our forty-second president, George W. Bush, the leader of the free world, proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to forever ban gay marriage
which was already illegal. In opinion polls, about 50 percent of this country said they thought Bush had the right idea. If half this country feels so threatened by two people of the same gender being in love and having sex (and, incidentally, enjoying equal protection under the law), that they turn their attention
during wartime
to blocking rights already denied to homosexuals, then all the cardio striptease classes in the world aren't going to render us sexually liberated. — Ariel Levy
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Cokie Roberts: The truth is, the notion that gay marriage is harmful to marriage, is sort of The truth is, the notion that gay marriage is harmful to marriage, is sort of mind-boggling, because these are people trying to get married. But it seems to me, if you want to defend marriage against something, defend it against divorce. — Cokie Roberts
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Anthony Venn-Brown: When the battle is long and hard the victory is even sweeter When the battle is long and hard the victory is even sweeter — Anthony Venn-Brown
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Connor Barwin: On a serious note, I stand by Obama on marriage equality! I believe ALL families On a serious note, I stand by Obama on marriage equality! I believe ALL families deserve the same rights — Connor Barwin
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Tony Campolo: I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. I don't know of many evangelicals who want to deny gay couples their legal rights. However, most of us don't want to call it marriage, because we think that word has religious connotations, and we're not ready to see it used in ways that offend us. — Tony Campolo
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Richard Dunphy: [W]hether it is debates over men sharing housework and child-rearing, the 'crisis' of marriage and [W]hether it is debates over men sharing housework and child-rearing, the 'crisis' of marriage and behind that the broader crisis of male-female relationships in adjusting to social change, or the increased sympathy for (or at least tolerance of) lesbian and gay demands for equal legal rights, all these developments in heterosexuality are usually approached and conceptualised in piecemeal form and rarely provoke any debate about the changing nature of heterosexuality itself. — Richard Dunphy
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Bernard Schaffer: You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It's that simple.
Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness. — Bernard Schaffer
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Gene Robinson: It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage equality advocate, to know that like any marriage, gay and lesbian couples are subject to the same complications and hardships that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples, — Gene Robinson
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Barack Obama: The Supreme Court had the choice not only which way to rule, pro- or anti-gay The Supreme Court had the choice not only which way to rule, pro- or anti-gay marriage rights, but also how they were going to rule. They could have ruled just federalism, saying, "This isn't a matter for federal; this isn't a federal issue at all. States should decide it." Or they could decide it on equal protection grounds and say that, "Gay discrimination is wrong." — Barack Obama
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Jon Stewart: I have the liberal dictionary right here ... let's see how they define water-boarding: 'Something I have the liberal dictionary right here ... let's see how they define water-boarding: 'Something done by the evil troops, who we don't support, to innocent terrorists violating their rights to bomb our cities and make us get gay marriage.' — Jon Stewart
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Heidi Montag: God says in the bible that we should love our neighbor and he created us God says in the bible that we should love our neighbor and he created us all as equals. I know in my heart that gays and lesbians should have the same government rights that Spencer and I will when we get married. So, yes, this blonde Christian believes in gay marriage. — Heidi Montag
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Lucinda Creighton: Loads of my friends are gay, I don't see myself in any sense as being Loads of my friends are gay, I don't see myself in any sense as being opposed to gay rights, but I did express a view before the election - which by the way was also expressed by the party but then they changed their mind - that we didn't support gay marriage which is, I suppose for some, the ultimate destination, but not for everybody. — Lucinda Creighton
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Ricky Gervais: Same sex marriage isn't gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay Same sex marriage isn't gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don't. — Ricky Gervais
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Dick Cheney: Unfortunately, we don't have the option of marriage in our country. We could go to Unfortunately, we don't have the option of marriage in our country. We could go to Britain or Spain or Argentina and do something symbolic, but that's not what I want. I want to have the rights of anybody else in my home country. I don't want to be a second-class citizen — Dick Cheney
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Jennifer L. Pozner: Stay with me...opponents of gay marriage claim that granting equal legal rights to gay couples Stay with me...opponents of gay marriage claim that granting equal legal rights to gay couples would degrade the sanctity of a sacred familial institution. What they don't seem to notice is that Who Wants to Marry A Multi-Millionaire?, Married By America and the Bachelor have been degrading the notion of marriage on prime time for an entire decade... — Jennifer L. Pozner
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Edmund White: Why did mainstream America come to accept marriage equality? Gay leaders had made a convincing Why did mainstream America come to accept marriage equality? Gay leaders had made a convincing case that gay families were like straight families and should have the same rights. The American spirit of fair play had been invoked. — Edmund White
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Trevor Noah: In an American context, let's say gay rights or marriage policy - that's a progressive In an American context, let's say gay rights or marriage policy - that's a progressive thing. I understand that in an American context. — Trevor Noah
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Quentin R. Bufogle: The Catholic Church standing in "solidarity" with members of the LGBT community while condemning their The Catholic Church standing in "solidarity" with members of the LGBT community while condemning their behavior as "sinful" is a little like attempting to stand with two feet in one shoe. "Love the sinner, hate the sin" sounds really high-minded until you realize the only sin committed was being born different. — Quentin R. Bufogle
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By John Fugelsang: Gay Marriage isn't Special Rights, it's Equal Rights. 'Special Rights' are for political churches that Gay Marriage isn't Special Rights, it's Equal Rights. 'Special Rights' are for political churches that don't pay taxes. — John Fugelsang
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Hillary Clinton: LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. I support it personally, and as a matter of policy and law. — Hillary Clinton
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Sandra Lee: I'm an activist for gay marriage equality and children's rights. I'm the face of Share I'm an activist for gay marriage equality and children's rights. I'm the face of Share Our Strength. — Sandra Lee
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Rebecca MacKinnon: It becomes dangerous for somebody who doesn't want their boss to know their sexual preference It becomes dangerous for somebody who doesn't want their boss to know their sexual preference to use online networks to push for laws supporting gay marriage or same-sex partner rights if they can't do so with a pseudonym. — Rebecca MacKinnon
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Tegan Quin: We, gays, can get married in Canada. We let heterosexuals too, but that was a We, gays, can get married in Canada. We let heterosexuals too, but that was a huge thing, we had to have a referendum and a vote, it's crazy! But then we were like, if they want to get married.. that's cool. That's gonna destroy their relationships, but.. Heterosexuals deserve the same rights as homosexuals. — Tegan Quin
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Barack Obama: I am a fierce supporter of domestic-partnership and civil-union laws. I am not a supporter I am a fierce supporter of domestic-partnership and civil-union laws. I am not a supporter of gay marriage as it has been thrown about, primarily just as a strategic issue. I think that marriage, in the minds of a lot of voters, has a religious connotation. I know that's true in the African-American community, for example. And if you asked people, 'should gay and lesbian people have the same rights to transfer property, and visit hospitals, and et cetera,' they would say, 'absolutely.' And then if you talk about, 'should they get married?', then suddenly ... — Barack Obama
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Ricky Gervais: Same-sex marriage is not a gay privilege, it's equal rights ... Same-sex marriage is not a gay privilege, it's equal rights ... — Ricky Gervais
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By George Clooney: At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won't be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black. — George Clooney
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By James Dobson: Here's why I cannot vote for Rudy Giuliani. He's pro-abortion. He's never repudiated gay marriage Here's why I cannot vote for Rudy Giuliani. He's pro-abortion. He's never repudiated gay marriage in New York City or at least the civil unions in New York City. He's called a champion of gay rights. Rudy is opposed to school choice. He's in favor of open borders. — James Dobson
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Janisse Ray: Georgia Author Brenda Sutton Rose captures some of the conflicted and captivating characters of a Georgia Author Brenda Sutton Rose captures some of the conflicted and captivating characters of a rapidly changing South. — Janisse Ray
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By Chamois Holschuh: You can't claim to support equality and not support equal rights." - on Supreme Court's You can't claim to support equality and not support equal rights." - on Supreme Court's consideration of gay marriage, April 27, 2015 — Chamois Holschuh
Gay Marriage Rights Sayings By David Sedaris: States vote to take away my marriage rights, and even though I don't want to States vote to take away my marriage rights, and even though I don't want to get married, it tends to hurt my feelings. I guess what bugs me is that it was put to a vote in the first place. If you don't want to marry a homosexual, then don't. But what gives you the right to weigh in on your neighbor's options? It's like voting whether or not redheads should be allowed to celebrate Christmas. — David Sedaris