marriage equality quotes

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
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
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?

A life without regrets is really the only regret because it means you were living too safely.
—  Jennifer Nettles

Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.

It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.

As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:

Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?

Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?

How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?

As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice – and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.

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)