Statements about Marriage
On support for gay marriage
Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."
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."
"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."
"I was never against same-sex 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."
"The city of Atlanta has one of the highest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations per capita, ranking third among major American cities."
On support for gay marriage.
Says the Obama administration "will no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)."
Says a study shows that children who live with a biological parent and the parent's boyfriend or girlfriend "have a 20 times greater chance of being sexually abused."
Says he and President Barack Obama have the same position on gay marriage.
"Over 40 percent of children born in America are born out of wedlock."
Says "67 percent of marriages now wind up in divorce."
Says an Obama administration policy prohibits people who work with at-risk youth from promoting marriage as a way to avoid poverty.
"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."
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