Statements about Gays and Lesbians

Says the Obama administration "will no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)."

Says he and President Barack Obama have the same position on gay marriage.

AIDS was transmitted to humans because "one guy" had sex with "a monkey" and then started "having sex with men."

"When [Mitt Romney] was the governor of Massachusetts, he performed 100 — and I’m not sure this number is right, but my mind says it’s about 180 gay marriages."

"In 1958, there were 16 states in this country that prohibited -- prohibited -- an African-American and a Caucasian from being married."

"Opinion polls show that the majority of Americans, and the majority of New Jerseyans, favor marriage equality for same sex couples."

Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."

Says Rick Perry flip-flopped on gay marriage by first saying it was a state’s rights issue and then saying he was in favor of a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

"Josh Mandel used to be pro-choice, now he’s anti-choice. He used to be sympathetic towards gay and lesbians and now he’s [not]."

"Polls now show a majority of Catholics favor marriage equality."

Says scientists are "in dispute" over whether being gay is a choice.

"There's no scientific conclusion that (being gay) is genetic."

On whether judges should be allowed to place children with gay couples who wish to adopt.

"The people of Rhode Island don't want same-sex marriage."

"Full marriage equality [would provide same-sex couples] with about 1,700 rights."

Says the majority of Americans support gay marriage.

A 2005 gay pride vote "had nothing to do with discrimination."

"Between Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas over 8,000 same-sex couples are raising children."

"Massachusetts public schools teach kids as young as kindergartners about gay marriage."

"Over 80 percent of the people want the shot to vote" on whether to approve same-sex marriage, according to polls.

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