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Gay Marriage Rights Quotes


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

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

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

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

"Gay rights are human rights." - Hillary Clinton

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

"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 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

"I think gay people deserve all the same rights as everybody else, it's just that marriage is specifically for a man and a woman." - Michael Showalter

"The fact that gay marriage is legal but women don't have equal rights is so redonkulous that I think it just doesn't stand the light of day." - Kamala Lopez

"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 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 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

"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

"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

"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

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

"The Democrats pretended to care about black people for about five minutes to help their electoral process, and then civil rights suddenly became abortion on demand, gay marriage, rights for the homeless, etc." - Ann Coulter

"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

"I'm pro-choice. I'm pro-gay rights." - Rudy Giuliani

"I'm not a gay rights activist." - Asap Rocky

"Gay rights and human rights and the same." - Hillary Clinton

"Gay rights are human rights, there is no separation." - Macklemore

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"FYI: The Summer of Gay has been extended into the Year of the Queer. Another heads up: Mad Vow Disease, once limited to wholesome, unimpeachable gay couples earnestly seeking to take on the rights and responsibilities of marriage, has jumped the pen and crossed into the general population." - Kate Clinton

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"I go all around London advocating lesbian and gay rights." - Ken Livingstone

"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'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

"I'm for all kinds of gay rights. I'm almost like a gay man myself." - Nene Leakes

"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

"...marriage, they say, halves one's rights and doubles one's duties." - Louisa May Alcott

"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

"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

"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

"I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership. The word 'marriage,' I think, puts a lot of people off. You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships." - Elton John

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

"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'm passionate about gay rights, but I think we need admit that there are some gay wrongs as well." - Dov Davidoff

"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

"Like being a woman, like being a racial religious tribal or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights." - Hillary Clinton

"Fundamentalists tell us to fear the specter of special rights for gay citizens, though of course gay Americans aren't after special rights - merely equal rights. The irony is that special rights actually do exist in this country-for religious groups." - Sean Faircloth

"This is the gay agenda: equality. Not special rights, but the rights that are already written by [our Founding Fathers]." - Lz Granderson

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"[Button] If Gay and Lesbian people are given civil rights, soon everyone will want them" - James Howe

"My own country's record on human rights for gay people is far from perfect." - Hillary Clinton

"It is a violation of human rights when governments declare it illegal to be gay." - Hillary Clinton

"I am a fierce supporter of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and gay rights in this country." - Bernie Sanders

"If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them!" - Anonymous

"I'm saying it loud: I'm a Republican who supports gay rights." - Mark Mckinnon

"One thing the gay rights movement taught the world is the importance of being visible." - Charles M Blow

"Gay rights and body acceptance are two things I feel very passionately about." - Mary Lambert

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Happy that New York passed marriage equality tonight. A victory for human rights. Progress." - John Legend

"Marriage is sacred and protected and has nothing to do with violating our civil rights." - Jack Kingston

"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

"If you believe in equal rights, then what do "women's rights," "gay rights," etc., mean? Either they are redundant or they are violations of the principle of equal rights for all." - Thomas Sowell

"If you believe in equal rights, then what do "women's rights," "gay rights," etc., mean? Either they are redundant or they are violations of the principle of equal rights for all." - Thomas Sowell

"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

"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

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

"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

"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



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