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#1. I've called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act to help end discrimination to help end discrimination against same-sex couples in this country. Now, I want to add we have a duty to uphold existing law, but I believe we must do so in a way that does not exacerbate old divides. And fulfilling this duty in upholding the law in no way lessens my commitment to reversing this law. I've made that clear. - Author: Barack Obama
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Barack Obama
#2. Bush looked straight into the camera and said 'We must preserve the sanctity of marriage!' You know, straight people are doing such a fucking great job. - Author: Greg Proops
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Greg Proops
#3. We are wide open and vulnerable and in all likelihood an activist judge will strike down our Defense of Marriage Act, our state law against gay marriage, this year. And in all likelihood, we will have gay marriage in 2004 in Minnesota , if we don't get this amendment on the ballot for November. - Author: Michele Bachmann
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Michele Bachmann
#4. I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution. - Author: Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Ben Nighthorse Campbell
#5. We need leaders who will stand unapologetically in defense of marriage. - Author: Ted Cruz
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Ted Cruz
#6. The defense of marriage is the defense of freedom. Neither of which is obsolete. - Author: Nancy Pearcey
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Nancy Pearcey
#7. I support ensuring that committed gay couples have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country. I believe strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away and passing laws that extend equal rights to gay couples. I've required all agencies in the federal government to extend as many federal benefits as possible to LGBT families as the current law allows. And I've called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and to pass the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act. - Author: Barack Obama
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Barack Obama
#8. If the court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, is that a 'liberal' result enabling gay couples married in states where gay marriage is legal to enjoy the same economic advantages that federal laws now grant to straight couples? Or is it a 'conservative' ruling, limiting the federal government's ability to override state power? - Author: Jeff Greenfield
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Jeff Greenfield
#9. I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying. - Author: Barack Obama
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Barack Obama
#10. This president [Obama] has done more for the LGBT community than any president in history. It's just an objective fact. And his legacy is secure in terms of the advancement of the rights of the LGBT community, from Don't Ask, Don't Tell to his support for overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, and of course marriage equality, work on HIV and AIDS, and other things. - Author: Gavin Newsom
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Gavin Newsom
#11. Judith Stacey - a prominent New York University professor who is in no way regarded as a fringe figure, in testifying before Congress against the Defense of Marriage Act - expressed hope that the revisionist view's triumph would give marriage "varied, creative, and adaptive contours . . . [leading some to] question the dyadic limitations of Western marriage and seek . . . small group marriages."44 In their statement "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage," more than three hundred "LGBT and allied" scholars and advocates - including prominent Ivy League professors - call for legally recognizing sexual relationships involving more than two partners.45 University of Calgary Professor Elizabeth Brake thinks that justice requires us to use legal recognition to "denormalize[] heterosexual monogamy as a way of life" and correct for "past discrimination against homosexuals, bisexuals, polygamists, and care networks."46 - Author: Sherif Girgis
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Sherif Girgis
#12. In all, the future secretary of defense and wartime vice president[, Dick Cheney,] would receive five deferments during the Vietnam War, protecting him from service during his draft-eligible years. - Author: Charlie Savage
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Charlie Savage
#13. She had to think about the future, her mother said. Marriage. She was sixteen now. It was time. The word made her sick to her stomach. She watched the other girls her age, braiding flowers into their hair, pinching their cheeks, smiling shyly or picking up their skirts and dancing, showing off their knees for the boys. Competing over who would live with whom in which dark hovel, who would spend their lives plowing which burned out field, making which grey stew in which sad hearth, having her hair torn out by which man, dying of which plague or beating or wretched childbirth...and she thought she'd rather die. She'd rather be dead. - Author: Kimberly Cutter
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Kimberly Cutter
#14. Value investing is at its core the marriage of a contrarian streak and a calculator. - Author: Seth Klarman
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Seth Klarman
#15. soon he'll reach for her because she's beautiful, and she's his wife. If she cringes away from him because you've convinced her he isn't good enough for her, how will that make him feel? If she submits to him out of obligation, how will that make her feel?

What if she approaches him and later is ashamed of wanting her own husband because he isn't good enough for her? It'll be hard for a marriage to last under those conditions. This isn't what you want for Susan. Forgive him. Accept him. You'll be doing your daughter a favor. - Author: Elaine Cantrell
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Elaine Cantrell
#16. It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination - Author: Henry David Thoreau
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#17. Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, for modernity, and for prosperity. The wealthy pay more because they have benefitted more. Taxes, well laid and well spent, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare. Taxes protect property and the environment; taxes make business possible. Taxes pay for roads and schools and bridges and police and teachers. Taxes pay for doctors and nursing homes and medicine. During an emergency, like an earthquake or a hurricane, taxes pay for rescue workers, shelters, and services. For people whose lives are devastated by other kinds of disaster, like the disaster of poverty, taxes pay, even, for food. - Author: Jill Lepore
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Jill Lepore
#18. CYBERPOWER is now a fundamental fact of global life. In political, economic, and military affairs, information and information technology provide and support crucial elements of operational activities. U.S. national security efforts have begun to incorporate cyber into strategic calculations. Those efforts, however, are only a beginning. The critical that the United States must create an effective national and international strategic framework for the development and use of cyber as part of an overall national security strategy.

Such a strategic framework will have both structural and geopolitical elements. Structural activities will focus on those parts of cyber that enhance capabilities for use in general. Those categories include heightened security, expanded development of research and human capital, improved governance, and more effective organization. Geopolitical activities will focus on more traditional national security and defense efforts. Included in this group are sophisticated development of network-centric operations; appropriate integrated planning of computer network attack capabilities; establishment of deterrence doctrine that incorporates cyber; expansion of effective cyber influence capabilities; carefully planned incorporation of cyber into military planning (particularly stability operations); establishment of appropriate doctrine, education, and training regarding cyber by the Services and nonmilitary elements so that cyber ca - Author: Franklin D. Kramer
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Franklin D. Kramer
#19. 'If You Could Read My Mind' was written during the collapse of my marriage. It's a great song. No one has any gripes about it. I wondered what my wife and daughter might think. My daughter is the one who got me to correct 'The feelings that you lacked' to 'The feelings that we lacked'. - Author: Gordon Lightfoot
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Gordon Lightfoot
#20. I don't want a man to validate me or take care of me. If I have a man in my life, I want him to enhance me. - Author: Michelle M. Pillow
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Michelle M. Pillow
#21. I think that the media is as divided on this issue [of gay marriage] as the Obama family - which is to say not at all. And so he's never going to get negative coverage for this ... When you have almost the entire media establishment on your side on an issue in a presidential campaign, it's very hard to lose politically. - Author: Mark Halperin
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Mark Halperin
#22. A marriage which does not constantly crucify its own selfishness and self-sufficiency, which does not 'die to itself' that it may point beyond itself, is not a Christian marriage. The real sin of marriage today is not adultery or lack of 'adjustment' or 'mental cruelty.' It is the idolization of the family itself, the refusal to understand marriage as directed toward the Kingdom of God. This is expressed in the sentiment that one would 'do anything' for his family, even steal. The family has here ceased to be for the glory of God; it has ceased to be a sacramental entrance into his presence. It is not the lack of respect for the family, it is the idolization of the family that breaks the modern family so easily, making divorce its almost natural shadow. It is the identification of marriage with happiness and the refusal to accept the cross in it. In a Christian marriage, in fact, three are married; and the united loyalty of the two toward the third, who is God, keeps the two in an active unity with each other as well as with God. Yet it is the presence of God which is the death of the marriage as something only 'natural.' It is the cross of Christ that brings the self-sufficiency of nature to its end. But 'by the cross, joy entered the whole world.' Its presence is thus the real joy of marriage. It is the joyful certitude that the marriage vow, in the perspective of the eternal Kingdom, is not taken 'until death parts,' but until death unites us completely. - Author: Alexander Schmemann
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Alexander Schmemann
#23. Am I right in thinking you're deliberately keeping me here?"
Mikhail shrugged his broad shoulders. "Yes and no. I do not want to force you against your will, but as to my wanting you to stay, I believe us to be lifemates, bound more irrevocably than by your marriage ceremony. I would be extremely uncomfortable without you here, both in body and mind. I do not know how I would react to your contact with another man, and quite frankly, I fear it."
"We really are from two different worlds, aren't we?" she asked sadly.
He brought her hand to the warmth of his mouth. "There is such a thing as compromise, little one. We can move between the two worlds or create our own."
Her blue eyes slid over him, a faint smile touching her mouth. "That sounds so good, Mikhail, so twentieth-first century, but somehow I think it's more likely I would be the one compromising."
With his strange Old World courtesy, Mikhail held up a branch for her to pass beneath. The path was a large oval leading back to his home. "Perhaps you are right"--male amusement again--"but then, it has always been my nature to control and protect. I have no doubt you are more than a match for me."
"Then why are we back at your house instead of at the inn?" she asked, one hand on her hip and a smile dancing in her blue eyes.
"What would you do there so late at night, anyway?" His voice was pure velvet, more enticing than ever. "Stay with me tonight. You can read while I work, and I will tea - Author: Christine Feehan
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Christine Feehan
#24. Alexander Hamilton may have been musing upon his mother's marriage to Lavien when he later observed, 'Tis a very good thing when their stars unite two people who are fit for each other, who have souls capable of relishing the sweets of friendship and sensibilities...But it's a dog of [a] life when two dissonant tempers meet. - Author: Ron Chernow
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Ron Chernow
#25. (Can human beings change? The humor, and the sadness, of remarriage comedies can be said to result from the fact that we have no good answer to that question.) - Author: Stanley Cavell
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Stanley Cavell
#26. I've praised Obama's record on same-sex equality as enthusiastically as anyone: it's one area where his record has been impressive. I understand, and have expressed, the emotional importance for LGBT Americans of his marriage announcement as well as its political significance. - Author: Glenn Greenwald
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Glenn Greenwald
#27. If you can fall in love, then you can love. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#28. But I want you to know," Cleo continued, "that there is hope. And that I am living proof of that hope. Because, even though I was forced into this marriage against my will, I have come to know Prince Magnus Lukas Damora very well these last months. And one thing I've learned is that Prince Magnus is nothing like his father. Prince Magnus is brave and compassionate, and he truly wants what's just and best for this kingdom. Kindness is what makes a good king who will put the needs and rights of his people before his own desires. - Author: Morgan Rhodes
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Morgan Rhodes
#29. A happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset. - Author: Ann Landers
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Ann Landers
#30. That is what marriage really means; helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life. - Author: Paul Tournier
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Paul Tournier
#31. You said ..."
"Yes? I said a lot of things when you were dead." And suddenly he was running through every word. Then he remembered: he'd admitted (out loud, yes) that he cared for her. Cared for her cared for her, if you know what we mean.
Her eyes widened. "That means -"
"I know," he said. "I know it was forward of me to just say so, but in my defense, you were mostly dead."
"No, no, that's not it."
He was confused. "Then what?"
"I can see dead people! - Author: Cynthia Hand
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Cynthia Hand
#32. Whether each of the faithful has a particular angel assigned him for his defense, I cannot venture certainly to affirm; not one angel only has the care of every one of us, but that all the angels together with one consent watch over our salvation ... - Author: John Calvin
Defense Of Marriage quotes by John Calvin
#33. Many of the pains and efforts taken to deal with the contemporary marriage are dominated by considerations of well-being, happiness, and biology. This corresponds to the position of contemporary psychology, which distinguishes itself through a deep skepticism amounting to a rejection of anything transcendent. - Author: Adolf Guggenbhuhl-Craig
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Adolf Guggenbhuhl-Craig
#34. God, I hope he dies the night before one of his kids get married. - Author: Jim Norton
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Jim Norton
#35. He felt the guilt of inaction, of simply waiting while his life went to waste. No one was worth the gift of his life, no one could possibly be worth that. It belonged to him alone, and he did not deserve it either, because he was letting it waste. It was getting away from him and he made no effort to stop it. He did not know how. - Author: Leonard Gardner
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Leonard Gardner
#36. Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone's right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional. - Author: Stockwell Day
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Stockwell Day
#37. The prevalent custom of educating young women only for marriage, and not for the duties and responsibilities consequent on marriage
only for appendages and dead weights to husbands
of bringing them up without an occupation, profession, or employment, and thus leaving them dependent on anyone but themselves
is an enormous evil, and an unpardonable sin. - Author: Harriot Kezia Hunt
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Harriot Kezia Hunt
#38. Before I go on selling the joy of working with your spouse, I should make something clear: Although we have a great marriage, it is as trying as anyone's. - Author: Christa Miller
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Christa Miller
#39. When Heaven has an earthquake you fall to your knees and feel through the rubble to find the pieces of God. When my eternal, temple-blessed marriage shattered and everything that had been meaningful lay in jumbled shards around me, I had to slowly and carefully pick up every single piece and examine it, turning it over and over, to see if it was worthy to keep and to use in building a new house of meaning. As I gathered the broken pieces of God, I used only my own authority, only my own relationship with the divine, and the good, small voice that speaks inside me, to appraise them. I threw away many, and I kept many, assembling the bright pieces into One Great Thought. I asked only, "Do I see God's fingerprints on this? Does this little piece feel godly? Does it speak of love?" That made it easy. I was forever finished with the insane attempt to love a God who hurts me. When I picked up the little pieces of God-ordained polygamy, I smiled because there was no question. I thanked the God of Love, and threw that piece away. - Author: Carol Lynn Pearson
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Carol Lynn Pearson
#40. Much. so there is free dessert involved here." I put my hand to my forehead. "oh, that i had discovered the job first!"
Ryan laughs. "tragic."
want to hear something tragic? my dad is going to a Christian singles' retreat."
Ryan nearly spits out his coffee. "your dad?" he is shacking.
Brandon wallops him on the back a few times. Ryan holds his hands up at him, coughing. "Stop," he croaks, standing. he inhales a few times and gets his voice back. "You would have to tell me this when my mouth was full, wouldn't you?" he sits again.
I smile broadly.
a Christian singles' retreat?" he repeats
Yep," Brandon says. "Get the name: Marley's Michigan Marriage Makers."
I cover my face
Ryan's expression twists. " thats.... interesting," he says slowly
Hallie frowns. "If its a Christian retreat, why is it called Marley's?"
Its a denomination in Michigan," Brandon says. "Marlotist. I just call them Marley for fun."
I double over until my head hits the table.
There is not a denomination called Marlotist," Hallie says.
Is too. I visited one of their churches when I went to Michigan to ski one time," Brandon says.
My eyes blur with tears from laughing so hard and holding it all in. My shoulders start shaking.
Brandon levels a good kick to my shin.
Ow!" I reach for my leg.
What is the name of it, Laurie?" Ryan asks.
Meet Your Match in Michigan"
Brandon scowls at me. " Spoilsport. - Author: Erynn Mangum
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Erynn Mangum
#41. There seems to be a formula for life, formula devised and perfected over centuries of labour by many anonymous brains. Like all formulas this formula provided a solution too, solutions for real-world problems.
Birth→education→work→earn→marry→reproduce→indoctrinate your child with same formula→die = survival - Author: J. Yuvanesh
Defense Of Marriage quotes by J. Yuvanesh
#42. It is a matter of life and death for married people to interrupt each others stories; for it they did not, they would burst. - Author: Logan Pearsall Smith
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Logan Pearsall Smith
#43. The capacity for dissociation enables the young child to exercise their innate life-sustaining need for attachment in spite of the fact that principal attachment figures are also principal abusers. - Author: Warwick Middleton
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Warwick Middleton
#44. Marriage was too vital an economic and political institution to be entered into solely on the basis of something as irrational as love," writes Coontz. - Author: Aziz Ansari
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Aziz Ansari
#45. For the life of me, I don't understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities. - Author: Dianne Feinstein
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Dianne Feinstein
#46. Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love. - Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#47. There is no defense or security for any of us except in the highest intelligence and development of all. - Author: Booker T. Washington
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Booker T. Washington
#48. Harold, the young kids out there are not going to be willing to go to the barricades in defense of lowered transaction costs. - Author: Murray Rothbard
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Murray Rothbard
#49. People often ask, Why is infidelity such a big deal today? Why does it hurt so much? How has it become one of the leading causes of divorce? Only by taking a brief trip back in time to look at the changes of love, sex and marriage over the last few centuries can we have an informed conversation about modern infidelity. History and culture have always set the stage for our domestic dramas. In particular, the rise of individualism, the emergence of consumer culture, and the mandate for happiness have transformed matrimony and its adulterous shadow. Affairs are not what they used to be because marriage is not what it used to be. - Author: Esther Perel
Defense Of Marriage quotes by Esther Perel

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