Statements about Marriage

"Having an active father makes children 98 percent more likely to graduate from college."

Says attorney general candidate Jon Richards "went so far to say he would only enforce the laws with which he personally agreed."  

"Social science is irrefutable" that children are better off being raised by a mom and a dad.

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

The percentage of black children born without a father in the home has risen from 7 percent in 1964 to 73 percent today, due to changes from President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.

"I never gave up custody of my children. I never lost custody of my children."  

Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."

"Forty percent of the country is going to be in states that are tolerant of gay marriage or at least civil unions."

"Obamacare is going to increase the divorce rate."

Says Ken Cuccinelli tried to make it more difficult for mothers to obtain divorces.

According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."

Bob Barr has changed his position on the Defense of Marriage Act over the years.

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey wants public schools to teach women to "stay in their place."

"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."

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."

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