marriage equality quotes

Relationships goals for bookworms:

Take me somewhere where there’s tons of books. Let me look around for a couple of hours while you tell me about your day. Then lean on me and let me cuddle you while I read and we drink something hot and eat the candy I probably brought.

A Christian view on human beings means that every human is created in the image of God and thus has an inviolable value. This also includes the people who the majority consider deviant.
—  Antje Jackelén, the first female archbishop of Sweden, about the Swedish church’s view on homosexual, bisexual and transsexual people, 2015

We know that many children have not had the good fortune of being the result of the careful planning and commitment that naturally flows from methods of conception used by same-sex couples.


Though you will rarely read about it in literature promoting the heterosexual lifestyle, in many heterosexual families children are conceived as an accident, euphemistically known in the heterosexual community as a “surprise.”


Worse still, heterosexual pregnancies typically come about as a direct result of a particular sex act heterosexual adults engage in for the purpose of their own pleasure. Despite years of warnings, public-education campaigns and public-health expenditure, heterosexual couples continue to indulge in this practice knowing full well the consequences and without apparent regard for the cost to society.


Putting aside the public’s understandable frustration with this behavior, we must acknowledge that many heterosexual parents prove themselves to be very much focused on the job of raising healthy children and put in a tremendous effort to achieve this. A majority of heterosexuals live purposeful and upstanding lives, working hard in a range of professions and paying taxes. Many things about heterosexuality may not be ideal, but these are on the whole good people who deserve our support.

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Heterosexuals Deserve Our Support | Lisa Pryor for the New York Times

This is excellent. Read the whole thing. And vote yes, Australia! 

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 (Live at Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA, April 16th 2013)
Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is WRONG

1. It’s not natural. if you’re a true american you must reject everything unnatural like glasses, polyester and even air conditioning.

2. it’ll encourage other people to be gay, because when I hang out with black people my skin turns black.

3. It would open the door to anyone and anything getting married, like if you wanted to you could get married to your dog bc it has the same rights as humans and can even sign a binding contract.

4. We haven’t changed traditionally marriage before so why start now? Women are still property, blacks and whites can’t get married and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage would become less meaningful. bc the sanctity of Kim Kardashian’s 72 hour marriage with Kris Humphries would lose it’s validity.

6. The reason of marriage is to have children. Old marriages and infertile marriages - they don’t need to happen bc they can’t have kids

7. Gay couples would raise gay children. Straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay Marriage isn’t supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours we impose one religion on everyone else so we can have the same views. That’s why we only have one religion in America.

9. Children will only succeed if they have a male and female figure at home. That’s the reason why we ban single parent homes.

10. It would change the foundation of society. We can’t adapt new social norms like cars, the economy, longer life spans. Why would we want to change and evolve?

Gay marriage advocates brush aside generations of queer efforts to create new ways of loving, lusting for, and caring for one another, in favour of a 1950s model of white-picket-fence, “we’re just like you” normalcy.
—  Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore - There’s More to Life Than Platinum: Challenging the Tyranny of Sweatshop-Produced Rainbow Flags and Participatory Patriarchy