Postedon May 26, 2009 at 03:00 pm
"Getting married, there's nothing revolutionary about it -- it's something you do with the person you love."— Mike McGuill, who has been married to his spouse, Jonathan Scott, in Massachusetts since August 2006, as quoted by The Boston Globe
Postedon May 04, 2009 at 09:42 am
"It is such an important statement, especially to young people, to say if you are gay, if you are lesbian, you are no different. You have the same rights."
-- Claire Ebel, executive director of the state's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, April 30, 2009
Postedon Apr 17, 2009 at 10:22 am
"We have all known the wrath of discrimination. We have all felt the pain and the insult of hatred. This is why we are all standing here today."
-- New York Gov. David Paterson, on the need for marriage equality, as quoted by The New York Times
Postedon Apr 03, 2009 at 11:00 am
April 3, 2009
This is a joint statement from Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal and Iowa House Speaker Pat Murphy on today’s Supreme Court decision:
“Thanks to today’s decision, Iowa continues to be a leader in guaranteeing all of our citizens’ equal rights...When all is said and done, we believe the only lasting question about today’s events will be why it took us so long. It is a tough question to answer because treating everyone fairly is really a matter of Iowa common sense and Iowa common decency."(Link)
Postedon Mar 30, 2009 at 11:53 am
"I'm personally supportive of [marriage] equality for gay couples and I believe that it will happen over time."
— Steve Schmidt, former chief strategist for U.S. Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, as quoted in the Washington Blade
Postedon Mar 10, 2009 at 10:13 am
"I think we'll get to the point where we should be insisting that liberals support marriage. I mean, nobody believes that they're really personally against it. They're just being political. I'd rather have them admit that. I think it's now time to start pushing people on marriage."— Congressman Barney Frank
Postedon Feb 25, 2009 at 10:54 am
"Our mission statement calls for the 'equality of rights of all persons.' Prop. 8 strip same-sex couples of a fundamental freedom, as defined by the California state supreme court. In so doing, it poses a serious threat to all Americans."
-- NAACP CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous in a letter to California legislative leaders