— Henny Youngman American comedian 1906 - 1998
"Forbes" - Vol. 166, Page 156, de Bertie Charles Forbes - Forbes Inc., 2000
„You're saying, no, State said two kinds of marriage: the full marriage, and then this sort of skim-milk marriage.“
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1933
United States v. Windsor oral argument,
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
Context: Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to. Letter to Michael Tolkien (March 1941)
— François de La Rochefoucauld, book Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678), Il y a de bons mariages, mais il n'y en a point de délicieux. Maxim 113.
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Sí, eso es el bien: perdonar el mal. No hay etro bien.
„In an essay 10 years ago, I pointed out that it is utterly logical for polygamy rights to follow gay rights. After all, if traditional marriage is defined as the union of (1) two people of (2) opposite gender, and if, as advocates of gay marriage insist, the gender requirement is nothing but prejudice, exclusion and an arbitrary denial of one's autonomous choices in love, then the first requirement — the number restriction (two and only two) — is a similarly arbitrary, discriminatory and indefensible denial of individual choice.“
— Charles Krauthammer American journalist 1950 - 2018
2000s, 2006, Pandora and Polygamy (2006)
„Marriage partners, not government, should define the terms and spiritual orientation of their union in accordance with our nation's guarantee of religious freedom.“
— Michael Badnarik American software engineer 1954
Source: Gay Rights http://badnarik.org/plans_gayrights.php
„Same-sex marriage, by any name, civil union or otherwise, is the ultimate smashed-mouth in-your-face insult to God Almighty“
— Fred Phelps American pastor and activist 1929 - 2014
2000s, Insult to God Almighty (2007), Context: Same-sex marriage, by any name, civil union or otherwise, is the ultimate smashed-mouth in-your-face insult to God Almighty, and you think He's going to let England and America and the rest of this evil world get by with it? God Almighty has not joined fags in holy wedlock. God no longer keeps America safe. America is doomed. We're getting the pants beat off of us, in Iraq, in Afghanistan. God is now America's terrorist, that's who Bush is fighting, that's the terrorist that he best be afraid of. You tweaked His nose, you jackass, you tweaked His nose! God put it in your wicked heart to start that war. That's the message we've got at the funerals of these dead soldiers. God duped you into starting a war, so He could punish you. And any preacher preaching it any other way is a lying hell-bound false prophet. So almost eighteen months now and the siege has got people eating their babies, and their small children, and each other! You're going to eat your babies! God Himself duped Bush into a no-win war, and He did that by the technique of putting a lying spirit in the mouth of all his trusted advisers, to punish America. O'Connor, Geoffrey (Director) and Theroux, Louis (Writer). (April 1, 2007). The Most Hated Family in America http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1000764/.