Statements about Gays and Lesbians
Says a Justice Department memo "directs that you must openly embrace gay marriage and homosexuality."
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Most Americans want "traditional marriage," as defined by the Defense of Marriage Act.
"Every major religion is opposed to same-sex marriage."
"We're already seeing bakers and florists and photographers forced to participate in same-sex marriages under the threat of law and in some cases even jail."
"People want the minimum wage, they want marriage equality, they want women’s health care. There’s issues that actually that really do matter, social issues that matter to the people of this state. So I know Barbara would support those issues, I know the governor hasn’t. You’ve seen the actions he’s taken on them."
"Seventy percent of the people in the state of New Jersey want marriage equality."
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
"In 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay, but if your employer thinks you are gay."
The decision to remove Chick-fil-A from Emory University was based solely on student feedback.
"The financial penalties imposed" on gay couples "can cost us more than $300,000 compared with married heterosexual couples over a lifetime."
Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."
"Any legislative action that is taken now could very well be rendered completely null and void by the decision of the Supreme Court expected this June."
"It is legal in Ohio to fire an employee or evict a tenant just for being gay."
"Very few men outlive their own fertility."
"In other jurisdictions where (a domestic partnership registry) has been enacted, we have seen that fewer people enter into marriage."
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
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