Quips & Quotes
“I don’t care. I don’t see what the big deal is, why some people are so against (gay marriage). Why would you be so against it if it doesn’t affect you or your lifestyle? I’m not in that world and it doesn’t affect me if they did or they didn’t… I don’t care enough one way or another. If something doesn’t affect you, you should not take a strong position against it.”
— T.I. voices his support for marriage equality
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple… I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not — again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”
— Jay-Z supporting President Barack Obama’s stance on gay marriage.
“I stand behind President Obama and support gay marriage. I’m an American citizen and I believe people should live their life the way they want.”
— Five-time world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Romney’s job: remind others, alone with consciences in booth on Nov. 6, that they are voting on same-sex marriage.”
—American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer
“It would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that — as great as her friends may be — we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.”
—Bristol Palin attacking President Barack Obama on his support of marriage equality