Statements about Marriage
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."
"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.
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