Marriage Equality Quotes

Quotes tagged as "marriage-equality" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Rebecca Solnit
“Recently, a lot of Americans have swapped the awkward phrase 'same-sex marriage' for the term 'marriage equality'. This phrase is ordinarily implied to mean that same-sex couples will have the rights different-sexed couples do. But it could also mean that marriage is between equals. That's not what traditional marriage was. Throughout much of history in the west, the laws defining marriage made the husband essentially an owner and the wife a possession. Or the man a boss and the woman a slave.”
Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me

“If heterosexual people can get married then gay and lesbian people can get married too”
Paul Martin

Cokie Roberts
“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

Shannon L. Alder
“Happiness is not marriage; it is what you build in one another through the hardest times.”
Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions Lds Couples Should Ask for a More Vibrant Marriage

Cristina Marrero
“The thing is we never needed anyone's consent to get married. What is happening is that the established powers are starting realize how much of jack asses they have looked like for not acknowledging our marriages and our human rights and we are starting to receive the rights we were always entitled too. Therefore, no one is "giving" or "allowing" us anything. We are simply and powerfully starting to reclaim what has always been ours. The moralistic patriarchy has made this a long and bloody battle, but the concept has always been simple and I am glad it is finally sinking in. We are here, we have always been here, we are not going anywhere, and trying to suppress us under false puritanical mores is not smart and will not make us go away. It's not just about the LGBTQ communities but all suppressed minorities. If you listen closely you can here the subtle but real shifting of the winds to a more enlightened and egalitarian society. It won't happen without work, and it won't happen without intelligence. Never stop learning, never stop growing, never be ashamed because you are different, and never stop knowing that there is power in community.”
Cristina Marrero

Abhijit Naskar
“Compatibility doesn't determine the fate of a marriage, how you deal with the incompatibilities, does.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

Elizabeth Gilbert
“What all couples have ever wanted, a little bit of privacy in which to practice all manners of love.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Joe Biden
“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that.”
Joe Biden

Rob Delaney
“People who concern themselves with the rights of other adults who engage in consensual acts involving sex, love, and/or eating croissants together are damaged and in pain.”
Rob Delaney

Kathryne Kennedy
“Yet he hadn’t asked for anything that he hadn’t been willing to give himself. - Mahri”
Kathryne Kennedy, Beneath the Thirteen Moons

Kim van Alkemade
“What makes you think I ever got married? Married women work themselves to death, all their money goes to husbands who gamble it away. Why would I ever do that to myself?”
Kim van Alkemade, Orphan Number Eight

Amish Tripathi
“I'm not a fan of everything that our ancestors did, but some practices are worth reviving. One of them is looking upon marriage as a sacred partnership between two souls; not as a political alliance between two power centres.”
Amish Tripathi, Scion of Ikshvaku

“And, sincerely, we respect her stance. The Liberal Rednecks are all about standing up for your beliefs even when they’re hateful, bigoted, and go against everything your alleged Lord and Savior stood for.

The thing is, doing that would have involved quitting her job—but that’s just something the four-times-married mother was not prepared to do for her faith. Go on TV and be called a hero by powerful politicians who agree with her and her “stand”? Sure, that’s fine. Have the Church pay for her legal bills and prop her up (instead of, oh we don’t know, giving that money to the poor)? Yes, sir. But actually quit instead of breaking an oath (which, by the way, is a sin)? That’s just something Jesus apparently wouldn’t do.

Kim Davis is an analogy for Christians at large in the South. She was not oppressed. She was not forced to do anything. She could have quit. The truth is she did not want to quit her job as an elected official. She wanted to bend the political will of those around her so she could prevent other humans from marrying each other because she didn’t like the idea of it. That’s not oppression—that’s someone trying to use the inordinate amount of power they have (over the media and literally as the clerk) to affect the lives of strangers she disagrees with. Guess what that is? Yup. That is oppression.”
Trae Crowder, The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin' Dixie Outta the Dark

“The best thing you can wear is self confidence.”
Auliq Ice

Daniel Defoe
“That as my sister-in-law at Colchester had said, beauty, wit, manners, sense, good humour, good behaviour, education, virtue, piety, or any other qualification, whether of body or mind, had no power to recommend; that money only made a woman agreeable; that men chose mistresses indeed by the gust of their affection, and it was requisite
to a whore to be handsome, well-shaped, have a good mien and a graceful behaviour; but that for a wife, no deformity would shock the fancy, no ill qualities the judgment; the money was the thing; the portion was
neither crooked nor monstrous, but the money was always agreeable, whatever the wife was.”
Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders

Ken  O'Neill
“The last time I was this confused I was watching a Fassbinder film.”
Ken O'Neill, The Marrying Kind

“In love; it's only those who trust each other, who can make it until the end.”
Auliq Ice

Amish Tripathi
“I'm not a fan of everything that our ancestors did. But some practices are worth reviving. One of them is looking upon marriage as a sacred partnership between two souls; not as a political alliance between two power centres.”
Amish Tripathi

Andre Dubus III
“It's been six months, Nancy.'
'What's your hurry? It took me a year to get used to living with Carl. I mean, what do men do anyway? They work, eat, drink, and play games. Sex for them is in the sports and recreation category. You can't live with a man and not be lonely.'
'You think so?'
'Absolutely. Besides, once you have kids, it all changes anyway. Everything seems to make sense then.”
Andre Dubus III, Dirty Love

Anthony Venn-Brown
“When the battle is long and hard the victory is even sweeter”
Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning - a preacher's struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith

Val Kovalin
“You talk like there is no church or laws. Like you want to marry me.”
Val Kovalin, Reach for the Moon

“A woman, desires to hear nice words from a man who can praise her beauty.”
Auliq Ice

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