In the marriage union, the independence of the husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal.— Lucretia Mott
Staggering Marriage Equality quotations
If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.
All marriages are same sex marriages. You get married and every night, it's the same sex.
The only rationale that the states put forth with any conviction-that same-sex couples and their children don't need marriage because same-sex couples can't produce children, intended or unintended-is so full of holes that it cannot be taken seriously.
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
I am who I am because of the people who influenced me growing up, and many of them were gay. No one has any right to tell anyone what makes a family
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
Let me speak frankly: separate but equal is a fraud.
It is the language that tried to push Rosa Parks to the back of the bus. It is the motif that determined that black and white people could not possibly drink from the same water fountain, eat at the same table or use the same toilets.
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, uncomparable. You are You, I am I.
... fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there-because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don't think it should exist.
We need marriage equality in every state in this nation.
Otherwise, no state really has marriage equality, and we will not rest until it is a reality.
Gay Marriage isn't Special Rights, it's Equal Rights.
'Special Rights' are for political churches that don't pay taxes.
Ultimately, the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation.
The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal.
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.
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.
Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do.
Heterosexuals get drunk and pregnant, producing unwanted children;
their reward is to be allowed to marry. Homosexual couples do not produce unwanted children; their reward is to be denied the right to marry. Go figure.
If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.
If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
When all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free.
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
And in the End, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
Remember that the successful marriage depends on two things: (1) finding the right person and (2) being the right person.
I feel the denial of gay marriage sends a prejudice message.
Our youth deserve a fair and hopeful future with government that values us equally.
[Button] If Gay and Lesbian people are given civil rights, soon everyone will want them
We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together.
The Equal Rights Amendment would "turn holy wedlock into holy deadlock."
Marriage equality is about more than just marriage.
It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.
Everybody in hip-hop discriminates against gay people.
Matter of fact, the exact opposite word of 'hip-hop,' I think, is 'gay.' Like yo, you play a record and if it's wack, 'That's gay, dog!' And I wanna just come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, 'Yo, stop it, fam.'
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable.
Marriage equality does not diminish the worth of your relationships;
it simply recognises the worth of ours.
Everyone has the right to be happy and be treated equally and I think not allowing gay marriage just kind of puts us back. I believe you're in love with who you're in love with, and you should be able to marry them. No one should tell someone else how to think or how to feel.
In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive.
I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.
I'm an American for marriage equality.
I believe that love comes in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. So whether you're LGBT or straight, your love is valid, beautiful, and an incredible gift.
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.
Let us not be a society where honest in public equals weird.
The most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
Gay and lesbian relationships operate on essentially the same principles as heterosexual relationships
[Marriage] a bond for life, and whether you're gay or straight, it makes no difference to being married. What marriage stands for is that you love that person... You want to commit yourself to that person forever.
I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want. It's the new tolerant me!
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].