Postedon Sep 22, 2008 at 09:09 am
“For 45 years, I stood with César for what is right. Today I celebrate his memory as I see so many newly married gay and lesbian couples celebrate their marriages. We must welcome them if we are all to have equality.”
— Mrs. Helen Chávez, wife of late labor and civil rights leader César Chávez.
Postedon Sep 15, 2008 at 08:34 am
“I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination.”
— Sen. Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech, Democratic National Convention, Denver 8/28/08
Postedon Sep 08, 2008 at 07:52 am
"I know there are differences on same-sex marriage, but surely we can agree that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters deserve to visit the person they love in the hospital and to live lives free of discrimination."— Sen. Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech, Democratic National Convention, Denver 8/28/08
Postedon Aug 22, 2008 at 10:22 am
“As I mentioned to you all last night, and I reiterate here today — standing before you, looking you in the eye — the Defense of Marriage Act, insofar as it provided the federal government a club to club down the rights of law-abiding, American citizens, has been abused, misused and should be repealed.”
— Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, sponsor of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996
Postedon Aug 12, 2008 at 08:56 am
"Constituents have changed. More of us represent a district in which there's a lot more people of diverse views. That's why these donations come in. They want to send a message that you can be a Republican, you can vote for gay marriage, and you can be re-elected."
—Joel Miller, Republican assemblyman of New York's Dutchess County
Postedon Aug 06, 2008 at 07:11 pm
"I think there is every reason why we should defeat it. But no one can be cavalier. No one can be complacent. No one can be sanguine about it. It will take everything we have. People will have to write the biggest checks they've ever written, devote more volunteer hours than they ever have, have more difficult conversations than they've ever had for 90 days. For 90 days we have to give it everything."
—Kate Kendell, on California's Prop. 8
Postedon Jun 16, 2008 at 06:04 am
"Today is a historic and deeply personal moment as we witness gay and lesbian couples marrying across California. Many of us have worked so hard, sharing our stories with anyone and everyone about why marriage matters, making every moment a marriage equality moment."
—Molly McKay, Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) Media Director
Postedon Jun 10, 2008 at 10:34 am
"Today, five years later, as the judgment continues to change lives here and
internationally, I simply say: Indeed. How proud we all should be that the
Canadian vision of equality and freedom has life and meaning."
—Martha McCarthy on the fifth anniversary of marriage equality in Canada (June 10)