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Accepting Gay Marriage Quotes


"Bad jokes and gay marriage are destroying this country. But torture can save it." - Jon Stewart

"Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage." - Ben Affleck

"More people more accepting of civil unions and gay marriage, which our pollster said was the most significant change they've seen on any social issue. So, this country is changing in a way." - Norah O'Donnell

"I'm for gay marriage, because I'm for gay divorce." - Melissa Etheridge

"Gay marriage will destroy the family" - Pope Francis

"Most Americans don't care about gay marriage." - Dan Savage

"I'm completely comfortable with gay marriage." - Elizabeth Edwards

"Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves." - Ellen Page

"Gay marriage considered immoral by all the world's religions." - Jim Demint

"In the beginning, a monkey evolutioned gay marriage." - Stephen Colbert

"Gay marriage is going to happen. It must." - Lady Gaga

"I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage." - Ed Case

"I hope gay marriage will be legal in every state." - Mark Consuelos

"I think gay marriage should be the national law." - Rose Mcgowan

"I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted." - Bernadette Peters

"I don't support gay marriage despite being a conservative. I support gay marriage because I am a conservative." - Jens Spahn

"I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment." - George Osborne

"Why do Republicans hate gay marriage so much? They certainly don't hate gay prostitutes." - Margaret Cho

"I have many gay friends who don't support gay marriage either." - Lucinda Creighton

"If You don't like Gay Marriage, Don't Marry a Gay Person." - Whoopi Goldberg

"If you hate gay marriage, then don't marry a gay person." - Jim Jefferies

"I'm an advocate for gay marriage. I have more gay friends than Carter has pills." - Patti Stanger

"You'll have many gay people on your side who just because they're gay, doesn't mean they're for gay marriage." - Andrew Breitbart

"I have gay friends in my life who are conservative. I have gay friends in my life who are for gay marriage and against gay marriage. I believe in an open and free debate." - Andrew Breitbart

"By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy." - Jane Roberts

"Contentment is the continuing act of accepting the process of your own life." - David Gerrold

"Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age." - Oscar Wilde

"A little reminder to those who don't back Obama and gay marriage. It's probably cause you're gay." - Barack Obama

"Putting measures like gay marriage on ballots for elections only hurts the gay rights cause and elects more conservative politicians." - Roseanne Barr

"Gay marriage should be legalized in america because gay men are the only men who want to be married." - Chuck Klosterman

"Keep our marriage alive, and farewell." - Augustus

"Marriage is the wastebasket for human emotions." - Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield

"Marriage, my dear, is not suicide." - Sarah Jio

"[Marriage is] a world-without-end bargain." - William Shakespeare

"Marriage is the sunset of love." - Proverbs

"Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage." - Ambrose Bierce

"The Clintons opposed gay marriage. They did don't ask, don't tell. They did the Defense of Marriage Act." - Bill O'Reilly

"I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage." - Barack Obama

"It's in the Bible. God created it. He did not create gay marriage. He created man and woman marriage - duh!" - Victoria Jackson

"To me, marriage is really important and what we build families on. That's why gay marriage is really important." - Margaret Cho

"Gay marriage won't be more of an issue 25 years from now than interracial marriage is today." - Jared Polis

"I don't think gay marriage is any threat to marriage. I think divorce is a bigger problem to marriage than anything else." - Rick Warren

"I could be wrong, but I think heterosexual marriage is threatened more by heterosexuals. I don't know why gay marriage challenges my marriage in any way." - Elizabeth Edwards

"A Senate vote on gay marriage is a destructive pretension against the plan of God" - Pope Francis

"Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Gay marriage! That's a huge change and a huge win-win for feminism." - Kathleen Hanna

"Same-sex marriage is not a gay privilege, it's equal rights...." - Ricky Gervais

"Politicians against gay marriage now, are the future villains of our American History books." - Natalie Maines

"My objection is not that it's pro-gay but that it appears to be anti-marriage." - Michael Medved

"Gay and lesbian couples should have the right to experience the joys of marriage and family." - Bryan Cranston

"I'm actually all for gay marriage. Just the thought of having a man around the house..." - Daniel Tosh

"I've been thinking a lot about gay marriage. I'm a big supporter." - Russell Simmons

"They spent the night in jail, where their progressive views on gay marriage served them well." - Ann Coulter

"We told you this would happen, if gay marriage is legalized, then much chaos would follow." - Bill O'Reilly

"I'm pro-gay marriage. I don't believe that that's a sin." - Jay Bakker

"I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I really don't have a problem with gay marriage... because I'm tolerant and rational." - David Cross

"Do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't." - Kirk Cameron

"Our black president can't say that he's for gay marriage. That is upsetting to me." - Mario Cantone

"Obama's endorsement of gay marriage is hardly as consequential as Johnson's legislative success on civil rights." - Robert Dallek

"Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye." - P J Orourke

"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn't have to get one." - James Carville

"I don't understand what the big deal is with gay marriage. Get over it, people." - Kristin Chenoweth

"I believe in liberty and freedom for all. I believe in gay marriage." - Jewel

"Was President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage crassly political? God, I hope so." - Timothy Noah

"I don't have to get married myself in order to campaign on behalf of gay marriage." - Edmund White

"Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!" - Ben Affleck

"I definitely do not support a constitutional amendment that has to do with prohibiting gay marriage." - Dina Titus

"I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage." - Corrine Brown

"I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people." - Joel Osteen

"O marriage! marriage! what a curse is thine, Where hands alone consent and hearts abhor." - Aaron Hill

"Really, darling, it's a no-brainer. You know, I understand not everybody is for gay marriage. But if you're not for gay marriage, don't marry a gay person. That's what I say" - Whoopi Goldberg

"I think the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight... It's not a gay wedding, it's just a wedding... It's not a gay marriage, it's just a marriage." - Pink

"It's very dear to me, the issue of gay marriage. Or as I like to call it: "marriage." You know, because I had lunch this afternoon, not gay lunch. I parked my car; I did' gay park it." - Liz Feldman

"It's very dear to me, the issue of gay marriage. Or as I like to call it: 'marriage.' You know, because I had lunch this afternoon, not gay lunch. I parked my car; I didn't gay park it." - Liz Feldman

"He is purple - the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay pride symbol." - Jerry Falwell

"We shouldn't just allow gay marriage. We should insist on gay marriage. We should regard it as scandalous that two people could claim to love each other and not want to sanctify their love with marriage and fidelity." - David Brooks

"It's none of my business what somebody's [orientation is]. Now, when somebody makes it my business, like on gay marriage, I'm going to stand up and say I don't support gay marriage. I support marriage between men and women." - George W Bush

"Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away." - Robert Baker Aitken

"Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them." - Joshua L Liebman

"We've been fighting about gay marriage for what, 15-20 years now. Is there any evidence that fighting gay marriage is contributing to a greater appreciation among the broad society of the marital institution? Is there any evidence that the re-institutionalization of marriage is happening as a result of opposing gay marriage? And the best answer I can give to that is 'no.'" - David Blankenhorn

"You still don't like the idea of gay marriage? Then, as my friend the economist Julianne Malveaux says: Don't marry a gay person. Case closed, problem solved." - Barbara Ehrenreich

"Gay marriage, I am so against it because if all my gay friends get married, it will cost me a fortune in gifts." - Joan Rivers

"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

"I don't know why some people get worked up about gay people marrying. It's not gay people who are ruining the sanctity of marriage, it's celebrities." - Craig Ferguson

"I have close family members as well as lots of close friends who are gay. Many of them strongly support gay marriage." - Tony Abbott

"Originally I was opposed to gay assimilation and targeted gay marriage as just another effort on the part of gays to resemble their straight neighbours." - Edmund White

"When I first started talking about gay marriage, most people in the gay community looked at me as if I was insane or possibly a fascist reactionary." - Andrew Sullivan

"Arnold Schwarzenegger has come out against gay marriage. He said marriage is a sacred union between a groupie and any number of body builders." - Bill Maher

"Today Donald Trump reaffirmed his stance against gay marriage. Trump said marriage is between a rich guy and his much younger third wife." - Conan O'Brien

"Those who condemn gay marriage, yet are silent or indifferent to the breakdown of marriage and divorce, are, in my view, missing the real issue." - Malcolm Turnbull

"The key to a successful marriage is accepting that you're not going to change the other person. And the words "Yes, dear. Whatever you want." - Patrick Dempsey

"I'm for gay marriage. I've been married for 14 years. Marriage is not for everybody, it's not easy and divorce is there for a reason. If a gay person wants to get married, get married." - Wendy Williams

"She later said: "If the Irish people vote in favour of gay marriage then I'll vote for gay marriage in the Oireachtas in order to recognise that position, but at the moment that is not recognised by the Constitution."" - Lucinda Creighton

"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

"If the marriage ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." - Scott Gardner

"Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up." - Joseph Barth

"All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different." - John Berger

"Private practice and marriage - those twin extinguishers of science." - Paul Broca

"Marriage is what marriage is ... It's like going out and saying, 'That tree is a car.' Well, the tree's not a car. A tree's a tree. Marriage is marriage." - Rick Santorum

"Marriage is the agreement to let a family happen." - Betty Jane Wylie

"Marriage is like a 5,000- piece jigsaw of the sky." - Cathy Ladman

"In marriage, as in chemistry, opposites have often an attraction." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers." - Ruth Graham

"Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence." - King Vidor

"When a marriage ends, who is left to understand it?" - Joyce Carol Oates

"You never can see into someone else's marriage." - Sean Stewart

"Out of control judicial activism threatens traditional marriage in America." - Ernest Istook

"Marriage ain't easy but nothing that's worth much ever is." - Lillian Gordy Carter

"It's time for the Supreme Court to catch up to the American people and legalize gay marriage." - Bernie Sanders

"I'm personally supportive of [marriage] equality for gay couples and I believe that it will happen over time." - Steve Schmidt

"Gay marriage and who should be on a football team have nothing to do with each other." - Tony Dungy

"That is [liberalism's] goal - to destroy the family [liberals] just made up this gay marriage thing gays are natural conservatives." - Ann Coulter

"Gay Marriage isn't Special Rights, it's Equal Rights. 'Special Rights' are for political churches that don't pay taxes." - John Fugelsang

"I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us." - Kinky Friedman

"I'm an activist for gay marriage equality and children's rights. I'm the face of Share Our Strength." - Sandra Lee

"Just like Barack Obama, my views on gay marriage have evolved, and now I am a reluctant groom." - Edmund White

"I cannot be a placard waver for every campaign; that's why I have mostly kept quiet about gay marriage." - Clare Balding

"My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started." - Andrew Sullivan

"No candidate can win a presidential race advocating gay marriage and opposing the military action in Iraq." - Dick Morris

"Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals." - Vaughn Walker

"I do not think the gay population has been all that rabid for gay marriage. Note that I do not use the words 'gay community.' Expunge that expression from your vocabulary. We are not a community." - Larry Kramer

"Gay marriage is a tricky issue for the Democrats due to the fact that - like taxes, defense and education - they are forced to lie about their position when running for office. In other words, Democrats are gay marriage supporters trapped in the bodies of candidates who oppose gay marriage. And no issue-reassignment surgery can help them." - Ann Coulter

"Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay: it is pro-traditional marriage. And if support for traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot until just before the 2012 election." - Marco Rubio

"...even if gay marriage were legalized there would still be gay men who didn't want to marry, gay men no other gay men would want to marry, and gay men who didn't want to leave the priesthood in order to marry." - Dan Savage

"One time I was doing an interview for a gay magazine and halfway through the journalist found out I wasn't gay. He said, 'Sorry, I can't continue the interview.' Because they only had gay public figures in their magazine. I felt so crestfallen. I wanted to tell him: but I play fundraisers for gay marriage! I'd rather my kids were gay than straight!'" - Moby

"We"ve been fighting about gay marriage for what, 15-20 years now. Is there any evidence that fighting gay marriage is contributing to a greater appreciation among the broad society of the marital institution? Is there any evidence that the re-institutionalization of marriage is happening as a result of opposing gay marriage? And the best answer I can give to that is 'no.'" - David Blankenhorn

"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows. We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what.'" - Pearl S Buck

"In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don't." - Dot Richardson

"Drop jealousy and envy, for they make you ugly. Be loving, be accepting, and most of all... be happy just the way you are." - Leon Brown

"One of the most exiting things about being pregnant is that I just am accepting the complete unknown; it's a complete mystery and miracle." - Natalie Portman

"My brother is gay and my parents don't care, as long as he marries a doctor." - Elayne Boosler

"Legalizing gay marriage is not about making it possible for gay people to become couples. It's about giving the Left the power to force anti-religious values on our children. Once they legalize gay marriage, it will be the bludgeon they use to make sure that it becomes illegal to teach traditional values in the schools." - Orson Scott Card

"I think that the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight - it's not a 'gay wedding,' it's just a 'wedding'... It's not a 'gay marriage,' it's just 'a marriage.' It's not a 'black man' or 'white woman,' it's just 'a man' and 'a woman,' or 'a human' and 'a human.' I'd just like to get to that." - Kerry Washington

"The argument that gay marriage doesn't affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages." - Ben Shapiro

"We are wide open and vulnerable and in all likelihood an activist judge will strike down our Defense of Marriage Act, our state law against gay marriage, this year. And in all likelihood, we will have gay marriage in 2004 in Minnesota , if we don't get this amendment on the ballot for November." - Michele Bachmann

"Well, marriage doesn't function in the way it used to in terms of deciding our fate, but it's in our heads, and it determines a lot of our actions. Like, right now, if you think about gay marriage - and they just started having the first gay marriages in New York - it shows what a potent idea marriage remains for people." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"What does the gay movement mean when it says tolerance?...It means absolutely unconditionally accepting it as perfectly normal, healthy, natural and something that should be integrated into every part of society." - Scott Lively

"This show does something very special for the gay community. There's a message hidden inside the totally gaudy package that is so fun to watch. It's all about loving and accepting yourself, and every season I'm surprisingly moved by it." - Jesse Tyler Ferguson

"I think worldwide, the movement has been towards accepting and respecting the individuality and the rights of gay people, lesbians and transgender people. Here, however, age-old cultural mindsets - which also comes from Victorian times, affect the thinking of people." - Kabir Bedi

"I came from a pretty accepting community, and my school had a lot of openly gay and LGBT-plus people. When I joined YouTube, I saw a lot more hostility than I saw in my everyday life." - Tyler Oakley

"They might have a long way to go before truly accepting gay people into their lives, but they have accepted the show into their living rooms each and every week." - Sean Hayes

"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

"I'm really disturbed about the gay marriage thing. Because I think gay people should get married, cause it's their own business ... Because as a Black man, I think you've got to be against any form of discrimination." - Charles Barkley

"The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay. The issue of gay marriage is now a political issue. That would have been unthinkable when I was young." - George Takei

"Yes, gay marriage is about symbolically blessing a relationship, but the larger issue is about transmitting a fundamental message about equality. Gay people should have equality in law everywhere." - Daniel Radcliffe

"Why shouldn't gay people be allowed to be able to marry? Those against gay marriages say marriage should only be between a man and a woman. God, I of all people know that doesn't always work!" - Elizabeth Taylor

"Christianity is seen by more and more people as a negative message: anti gay, anti immigrant, anti abortion (as the only life issue), anti gay marriage, anti the Democratic party." - Richard Rohr

"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



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