Results tagged “GAY MARRIAGE” from Last Word

"Despite the fact that it’s the 21st century and America is so proud of being a free country, sometimes incomprehensible things happen in our society. There is racism and discrimination. I fight against that. I demand more tolerance, especially for homosexuals, who of course should be allowed to marry." Despite the fact that it’s the 21st century and America is ... [Read]

"Now people cannot but call us as a married couple as we have had a wedding. It is important whether or not we become a legally bound couple. But more importantly, we want to let people know that gays can marry too in our society." Kim Jho Gwang-soo, a gay Korean film director, speaking to reporters just before marrying his ... [Read]

"Let's talk about gay marriage. Yeah, buddy, that's right. Love is equal." Pop star Katy Perry to Tony Abbott, a conservative Australian politician who strongly opposes same-sex marriage, during an interview on an Australian radio show. Abbott, currently in the lead to become the country's next prime minister, phoned into the show to ask when Perry would perform in ... [Read]

"Suppose a state said, because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we're not going to give marriage anymore to any couple where both people are over the age of 55. Would that be constitutional?" -- Justice Elena Kagan "If you redefine marriage to include same-sex couples, you must -- you must permit adoption ... [Read]

"No to gayxtremism." -- A banner spotted during Sunday's anti-gay marriage demonstration in France. The protest, which drew an estimated 1.4 million participants, spilled over to the Champs Elysees, which runs past French President Francois Holland's home, requiring police to use batons and tear gas to dispel the crowd. As a vote on gay marriage and adoption draws near, ... [Read]

"I'm not gay. So I'm not going to marry one." -- Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), when asked by Politico if his views on gay marriage had changed. The D.C.-based publication spoke with several Democratic and Republican congressmen about gay marriage on the heels of Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman's declaration of support for same-sex marriage, and found a "disconnect between ... [Read]

“The oddest of the strategies to condemn and isolate homosexuals is to propose that homosexual marriage is opposed to and a threat to heterosexual marriage, as if the marriage market is about to be cornered and monopolized by homosexuals. If this is not industrial capitalist paranoia, it at least follows the pattern of industrial capitalist competitiveness. We must destroy ... [Read]

"Remember that the Jews in Nazi Germany, what started it against them was when they were called names, that was the first stage towards that totalitarian state. It's part of a slippery slope where the unintended consequences could be shocking." Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, addressing an anti-gay marriage rally in Birmingham on Monday, Oct. 8. Carey, who ... [Read]

"We are committed to a Scotland that is fair and equal and that is why we intend to proceed with plans to allow same-sex marriage and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships -- we believe that this is the right thing to do. The Scottish government has already made clear that no religious body will be compelled to conduct same-sex ... [Read]

CNN: You're also against gay marriage. Walker: Yeah I am. There's just certain traditions that need to be upheld. I'll give you the other side of it, no it doesn't affect me, no it doesn't change my life. There's just traditions that need to be dealt with. I'm a believer that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is ... [Read]

"I thought it was heartless, to tell you the truth, to take a few subjects, which are very important, he crammed it into a rapid-fire, machine-gun format where my ideas got reduced to four-second soundbites. In my opinion, those subjects can only be properly addressed in the context of a relationship, with the person who is asking me those questions. ... [Read]

In terms of civil rights, in terms of the progress of human decency, one of the clearest political victories of 2011 -- a long and cruelly delayed victory -- is the triumph, last June, of marriage equality in the State of New York. This is a victory that will, if we are lucky, spread to many more states and has ... [Read]

"No, actually, I think at the time the Constitution was written it was pretty clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. And I don't believe the Supreme Court has changed that." Mitt Romney responds to Bob Garon, a 63-year-old gay military veteran and New Hampshire resident, who asked the candidate whether he supported repeal of New Hampshire's ... [Read]