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“If you want to say you’re gay, fine, but does it have to be rammed down everyone’s throats all the time? I grew up in a family… where people’s sexual orientation, preferences, whatever  weren’t even discussed. Why can’t everyone just put your sexual preferences on Facebook and call it a day? There is no tolerance at all here. Not only do these people have to publicly announce it, everyone else has to applaud and accept it.”

—Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh speaking on Jason Collins

“As conservatives, it’s easy to despair. With liberal states falling like dominos, Americans must be wondering if this is the end of the road for marriage. Well, it’s not–and here’s why. If you look at the dozen states with same-sex marriage, homosexual activists are picking off the easiest targets: progressive pockets of the country that have rejected traditional morality. Our short-term strategy should be containment. If conservatives can confine same-sex ‘marriage’ to these liberal jurisdictions, the evidence of why this policy won’t work will begin to show. More people will realize that this isn’t about the marriage altar — it’s about fundamentally altering society. It’s time to look at the marriage scoreboard — 30 states to 12 — and recognize that same-sex ‘marriage’ isn’t a wave that’s sweeping the nation. If anything, it’s a call to stand for natural marriage — and keep standing.”

—Tony Perkins, Family Research Council president

“Regardless of any sexual issues, each one of us is unique. That is the strength of our society. It is even the basis of our society. It is the basis of our relationship to society. So we tell these adolescents: if you find yourself losing hope, sweep all of those thoughts out of your minds. They are only words. One day they will float away. Stay with us and keep your heads high. You have nothing to be ashamed of. We say that loud and clear, with our all the strength in our voices. As Nietzsche said: Truth kills. And if you repress it, it will kill you.”

—French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira before the French National Assembly after pushing the final passage of a marriage-equality bill

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