Marriage Equality Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marriage equality quotes, marriage equality sayings, and marriage equality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You can choose to love whoever you love.     


Marriage equality is the law of the land. Officials should be held to their duty to uphold the law-end of story.     

Hillary Clinton

Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.     

Charlize Theron

Same-sex couples should be able to get married.     

President Barack Obama

Marriage is good for society. It reduces promiscuity. It encourages people to look after each other. It creates financial stability. It is the first line for health care. It encourages people to eat proper meals. It provides for survivors without putting a burden on the welfare system. It provides a stable environment to raise kids. It makes people feel relaxed, trusting, stable and cared for. The reasons it is good for women are the same ones it is good for men. For the same reasons it is good for straight people, it is also good for gay ones.     


In my heart, I know that marriage equality for every human being isn't a question of if, but only a matter of when. I ask those who feel that giving freedom to others somehow binds you, to please take a good look at what you are standing behind.     

Russell Simmons

There's no need to legalize gay marriage. I have plenty of friends who are committed couples; some of them call themselves married, some don't, but their friends treat them as married. Anybody who doesn't like it just doesn't hang out with them.     

Orson Scott Card

Same sex marriage isn't gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don't.     

Ricky Gervais

The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is - a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.     

Bruce Springsteen

Marriage equality changed life for people.     

Andrew Cuomo

In the unification of two minds, orientation of sexuality is irrelevant.     

Abhijit Naskar

LGBT Americans are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship - that includes marriage.     

Hillary Clinton

Gay marriage is a complete red herring to distract everyone from the economy and the war and health care and education.      

David O Russell

Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender.     

Hendrik Hertzberg

Marriage equality does not diminish the worth of your relationships; it simply recognises the worth of ours.     

Penny Wong

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.      

Anthony Kennedy

Gay marriage is inevitable. The next generation, they get it. It is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality.     

Brad Pitt

Marriage equality is coming, and not merely to a theater near you.     

Suzanne Brockmann

Yes, gay marriage is about symbolically blessing a relationship, but the larger issue is about transmitting a fundamental message about equality. Gay people should have equality in law everywhere.     

Daniel Radcliffe

Marriage equality is a term so ridiculous on its face that when you hear it mentioned, you would think you were in Riyadh. Years from now, perhaps we can lose the equality part, the same-sex part and call it what it is - marriage.     

Henry Rollins

Love has no gender - compassion has no religion - character has no race.     

Abhijit Naskar

I believe a marriage isn't between a man and woman, but between love and love.     

Frank Ocean

The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.      

Justice Anthony Kennedy

Marriage equality is not a choice. It is a legal right.     

Cory Booker

The real question that should be debated is not whether gay marriage should be allowed, but rather, is marriage really something we need anymore?     

David Vakalis

Marriage is a civil right. If you don't want gay people to marry in your church, good for you. But you can't say they can't marry in your city.     

Julian Bond

Equality. Absolutely. That's what defines us. It's what makes us great. If it doesn't sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that's us. We're equal.     

Brad Pitt

It's a no brainer. If you're not for gay marriage, don't marry a gay person.     

Whoopi Goldberg

No one has the right to tell anyone what makes a family.     

Drew Barrymore

I think to each its own, if nobody is hurting anybody—who cares—everyone should be able to do what they want and be happy. Who you love is who you love. That's the way I see it.     

Jennifer Hudson