Same Sex Marriage Quotes

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Bill Maher
“New Rule: Gay marriage won't lead to dog marriage. It is not a slippery slope to rampant inter-species coupling. When women got the right to vote, it didn't lead to hamsters voting. No court has extended the equal protection clause to salmon. And for the record, all marriages are “same sex” marriages. You get married, and every night, it's the same sex.”
Bill Maher, New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer

Edmund White
“In the past, when gays were very flamboyant as drag queens or as leather queens or whatever, that just amused people. And most of the people that come and watch the gay Halloween parade, where all those excesses are on display, those are straight families, and they think it's funny. But what people don't think is so funny is when two middle-aged lawyers who are married to each other move in next door to you and your wife and they have adopted a Korean girl and they want to send her to school with your children and they want to socialize with you and share a drink over the backyard fence. That creeps people out, especially Christians. So, I don't think gay marriage is a conservative issue. I think it's a radical issue.”
Edmund White

“Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender.”
Hendrik Hertzberg

Henry Rollins
“Don't hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you're against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet 'H' on your shirt, and say, 'I am a homophobe!”
Henry Rollins, Talk is Cheap: Volume 1

Frederick Douglass
“The marriage institution cannot exist among slaves, and one sixth of the population of democratic America is denied it's privileges by the law of the land. What is to be thought of a nation boasting of its liberty, boasting of it's humanity, boasting of its Christianity, boasting of its love of justice and purity, and yet having within its own borders three millions of persons denied by law the right of marriage?”
Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom

Abhijit Naskar
“Love has no gender - compassion has no religion - character has no race.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Elizabeth Gilbert
“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, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“Social conservatives seem to see a bigger threat to marriage from committed gay couples who want in on it than from straight ones who opt out of it.”
Margaret Talbot

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

Abhijit Naskar
“Either you are homophobic or you are a human - you cannot be both.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“Being homosexual is no more abnormal than being lefthanded.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

C. JoyBell C.
“Gay people getting married is not a threat to the institution of marriage. You know what's a threat to the institution of marriage? Infidelity is! Hate is! Unforgiveness is! Apathy is! Coldheartedness is! Fear is! And you know what's a threat to the kids? It’s not having gay parents! Most gay kids have straight parents! And plenty of gay parents raise respectable, straight kids! The threat to children isn't their parents being gay; the threat to children is their parents not loving one another! Not caring for one another! Not being crazy about each other! Domestic violence is a threat to children. Stupidity is a threat to children. A swimming pool in the backyard with no supervision is a threat to children!”
C. JoyBell C.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
“For the hundreds of thousands of Californians in gay and lesbian households who are managing their day-to-day lives, this decision affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Abhijit Naskar
“In the unification of two minds, orientation of sexuality is irrelevant.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Michael J. Gerson
“To restrict or legalize abortion, to allow or forbid gay marriage, a legislator would need to write and pass a law, get it signed by the president or a governor, and perhaps override a veto. A Supreme Court justice need only persuade four other people. If he or she is not internally constrained by the authority of a text, he or she is not constrained.”
Michael Gerson

Abhijit Naskar
“Homosexuals are not made, they are born.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Abhijit Naskar
“Can you imagine, somebody telling you, your love for your dearly beloved is a sin! Can you imagine, somebody telling you, women are inferior to men, and are meant only serve the men! Can you imagine, somebody telling you, a man can have multiple wives, and yet be deemed civilized! Here that somebody is a fundamentalist ape - a theoretical pest from the stone-age, that somehow managed to survive even amidst all the rise of reasoning and intellect.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Civilized or Phobic: A Treatise on Homosexuality

Quentin R. Bufogle
“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

“Marriage is a religious concept. That is the main reason people oppose same sex marriages. I am not, and have never been religious.”
Robert Black

Glennon Doyle
“I have been in a mixed-gender marriage and in a same-gender marriage. The same-gender marriage feels so much more natural to me, because there is no constant effort to bridge the gap between two genders that have been trained by our culture to love and live so differently.”
Glennon Doyle, Untamed

“Same sex marriage is not an expression of human right but human wrong. Any nation that rationalizes same sex marriage as an expression of human right has lost control of the territorial integrity of its citizens' rights, and such nation should someday be ready to accept terrorism as an expression of human right.”
Syllabus Onajobi, Pregnancy Poems Collection: A Gift Book

“We tied the knot, jumped over the broom, and drank the champagne! Should we smash the glasses?”
Scott G. Brown

Russell M. Nelson
“At stake is our ability to transmit to the next generation the life-giving and inseparable culture of marriage and the free exercise of religion. The theistic marriage of a man and a woman allows for the most holy of all human relationships-the begetting of childen-through the sacred marital embrace, enabled by the divine design of Almighty God.”
Russell M. Nelson, Accomplishing the Impossible: What God Does, What We Can Do

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