The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether its Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of womens rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.
By: James Mcgreevey
I see Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together: black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young, old; gay, straight; men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big, bold country that we love. Thats what I see. Thats the America I know!
By: Barack Obama
Anyone who watched George W. and Karl Rove while the former was governor of Texas will recognize a familiar pattern. Like much of Bushs social policy - from faith-based social services to railing against gay marriage - womens issues are one of the bones theyve decided they can throw to the Christian right.
By: Molly Ivins
I landed on Gay Pride and I couldn't believe my eyes! Not only were gay people real - I had only heard rumours - but they had parades. There were men covered in glitter bound together with furry handcuffs. I felt like I was in outer space, I honestly thought I had arrived at the happiest place on earth.
By: Pamela Anderson