50 Kickass Quotes About Gay Marriage

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1.

There’s no such thing as gay marriage,
Now it’s just marriage.
—Love Won


2.

It doesn’t have any effect on your life. What do you care?! People try to talk about it like it’s a social issue. Like when you see someone stand up on a talk show and say, How am I supposed to explain to my children that to men are getting married? I dunno. It’s your shitty kid. You fuckin’ tell ‘em. Why is that anyone else’s problem—Two guys are in LOVE and they can’t get married because you don’t want to talk to your ugly child for five fuckin’ minutes?
—Louis CK


3.

My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.
—Nick Jonas


4.

Equality. Absolutely. That’s what defines us. It’s what makes us great. If it doesn’t sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that’s us. We’re equal.
—Brad Pitt


5.

It’s two people that are in love with one another. What’s the issue?
—Janet Jackson


6.

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


7.

There are only two reasons to hate gay marriage. Either you’re dumb, or you’re secretly worried that dicks are delicious.
—Joe Rogan


8.

You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It’s that simple. Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness.
—Bernard Schaffer


9.

At some point in our lifetime, gay marriage won’t be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.
—George Clooney


10.

Portia and I have been married for 4 years and they have been the happiest of my life. And in those 4 years, I don’t think we hurt anyone else’s marriage. I asked all of my neighbors and they say they’re fine.
—Ellen DeGeneres


11.

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


12.

Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do—you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.
—Miley Cyrus


13.

I believe a marriage isn’t between a man and woman, but between love and love.
—Frank Ocean


14.

What are you trying to protect heterosexual marriages from? There isn’t a limited amount of love in Iowa. It isn’t a non-renewable resource. If Amy and Barbara or Mike and Steve love each other, it doesn’t mean that John and Mary can’t.
—Ed Fallon


15.

The best part of being married is that now when we walk down the street, people won’t just see two guys and a kid, they’ll have to see a FAMILY.
—Patricia A. Gozemba


16.

If you like it, you should be able to put a ring on it. We will unite for marriage equality!
—Beyoncé


17.

I think to each its own, if nobody is hurting anybody—who cares—everyone should be able to do what they want and be happy. Who you love is who you love. That’s the way I see it.
—Jennifer Hudson


18.

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


19.

There was a great change in America today and we’re not done painting our world yet. Not until everyone’s free.
—Dottie Martin


20.

As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry, I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.
—Carrie Underwood


21.

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


22.

I certainly support the right of the gay brothers and sisters to come together. I believe true love can take a number of different forms. If they choose to be married that’s fine, but the important thing is I hope they find love.
—Cornel West


23.

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


24.

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


25.

Once both gay marriage and marijuana are finally legal, those of you against them are not invited to the really fun parties I’m gonna throw.
—Zach Braff


26.

I have several friends that have outlasted both of my marriages that are raising wonderful children together that have been together in gay unions for over 25 years. So they’re doing a better job than I am!
—Vanessa Williams


27.

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!
—Eminem


28.

Love is love. Those too blind to see it are ignorant assholes and bigots. Congrats America! We finally were smart enough to say ‘fuck those bigots it’s time for equality!’
—bandloverofalternativerock


29.

When my wife and I leave California, I want to have my marriage recognized in Nevada, Arizona, all the way to New York. How can you stop people from loving each other—how can you get upset about loving?
—Wanda Sykes


30.

I’m for gay marriage, because I’m for gay divorce.
—Melissa Etheridge


31.

These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage—I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bullshit about sanctity—don’t give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.
—Clint Eastwood


32.

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.
—Whoopi Goldberg


33.

What people do in their own homes is their business, and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple.
—Jay-Z


34.

Please join us for our family meals. Come with us on our walks, and join us at our playgroup. Sit with us while we read Goodnight Moon and rock our daughter to sleep at night. And then, after that, look me in the eye and tell me that my family is not worthy of equal protection under the law.
—Angela Mazaris


35.

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, said the actress.
—Drew Barrymore


36.

I think everybody should get married. Boys and girls. Girls and boys. Boys and boys! Girls and girls! Shouldn’t we all be entitled to a family—Civil rights baby it’s civil rights. It doesn’t get any better here in Berkeley I’ll tell you that.
—Billie Joe Armstrong


37.

A loving man and woman in a committed relationship can marry. Dogs, no matter what their relationship, are not allowed to marry. How should society treat gays and lesbians in committed relationships—as dogs or as humans?
—Anonymous


38.

As a Baptist minister, I don’t have the right to impose my views on anyone else. If committed gay and lesbian couples want to marry, that is their business; none of us should stand in their way.
—Rev. Al Sharpton


39.

Love is Love. When I get married, I’m gonna marry him because I love him. & When my brother gets married, he’s gonna marry him because he loves him. We’re gonna love our husbands no matter what their financial state is. All you need is Love. & Amazing music :P
—Meranda Mae Lykins


40.

At least 260 species of animal have been noted exhibiting homosexual behavior, but only one species of animal ever, so far as we know, has exhibited homophobic behavior—and that’s the human being.
—Stephen Fry


41.

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


42.

I think that freedom means freedom for everyone, Cheney said. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish.
—Dick Cheney


43.

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


44.

I’ve never been with a woman, so I guess I’m straight, OK? But I’m straight enough to know the difference between right and wrong. I am straight enough to know that if you want to marry whoever you want to marry, you should be able to marry whoever you want to marry.
—Patti LaBelle


45.

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


46.

Why are they making rules that say my lover can stay in the United States if they’re foreign or share my health care benefits because I’m straight—but if you’re gay, you can’t have that?
—Natalie Portman


47.

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.
—Will Smith


48.

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


49.

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. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
—Justice Kennedy’s decision


50.

This ruling is a victory for America. This ruling affirms what millions of Americans believe in their hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal we are more free…love is love.
—Barack Obama
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