"The way that same-sex marriage should reach the federal level is that it absolutely should be decided by the Supreme Court as quickly as possible. It's a 14th Amendment issue. There's no argument about it."
"Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement."
"I'm all for same-sex marriage."
"But the fact that same-sex marriage is still an issue is insane. Thinking love knows a sex is ridiculous."
"The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so."
"My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started."
"Redefining marriage will have huge implications for what is taught in our schools, and for wider society. It will redefine society since the institution of marriage is one of the fundamental building blocks of society. The repercussions of enacting same-sex marriage into law will be immense."
"I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage."
"Another argument, vaguer and even less persuasive, is that gay marriage somehow does harm to heterosexual marriage. I have yet to meet anyone who can explain to me what this means. In what way would allowing same-sex partners to marry diminish the marriages of heterosexual couples?"
"It won't take 40 years for opposition to same-sex marriage to dissipate."