“They could have made this proposal clear and concise, but they had another agenda. Most of the people who signed the petition believed it was about gay marriage. But those people who were behind this deceived them. Now, if this is defeated, they may well have mortally wounded their own primary cause.”
– Michigan Rep. Doug Hart (R-Rockford) on the broad and ambiguous wording of the marriage amendment proposal as quoted by MIRS, Sept. 23, 2004.
“I’m trying to find the correct name for it…this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men….I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I’m gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I’m gonna kill him and tell God he died.”
– Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart on his nationally televised program, as quoted by 365Gay.com.
“I can’t say to them, ‘Thanks a lot. But when it comes to you, I am drawing a line.'”
– NAACP Chairman Julian Bond on the gays and lesbians who’ve fought racism with him and his support of marriage equality, as quoted by Deb Price in The Detroit News, Sept. 20.
“I can’t see why our society wouldn’t welcome the recognition of love and partnership between any two people. I find it difficult to believe that one group ought to be free of discrimination but another group somehow shouldnÕt.”
– NAACP Chairman Julian Bond as quoted by Deb Price in The Detroit News, Sept. 20.
“You can’t put conditions on equality, basically, and that’s what they’re trying to do with marriage equality. And when you make equality conditional, then it’s no longer equality, it’s something else. And when we start to do something else, then it’s a big problem because we’re starting to get away from what America is.”
– Margaret Cho as quoted in the Sept. 22 issue of City Pulse.
“All my parents friends were homosexual. When you grow up in Chelsea you have more ‘uncles’ than any other kid. Every Halloween my brother and I were dying to go as Spider-Man and Batman. ‘Uncle’ Louie next door said, ‘No, you’ve got to go as Marilyn Monroe and Mae West.’ So we went to school in full-on drag!”
– Jerry O’Connell as quoted in the Oct. 2004 issue of Out magazine.