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‘ Five un­elected lawyers in black robes have over­rid­den the voice of the peo­ple, and I be­lieve it’s wrong.’


‘ Oh Happy Day’

— GE­ORGE TAKEI, ‘ Star Trek’ ac­tor, ac­tivist

‘ There is no doubt that this morn­ing’s rul­ing will im­peril re­li­gious lib­erty in Amer­ica, as in­di­vid­u­als of faith who up­hold time- hon­ored mar­riage and choose not to ad­vo­cate for same- sex unions will now be viewed as ex­trem­ists.’

— TIM WILD­MON, pres­i­dent, Amer­i­can Fam­ily Assn., Tu­pelo, Miss.

‘ It’s the week in which the Con­fed­er­ate flag went down and the rain­bow flag went up.’


Los An­ge­les con­troller

‘ Mar­riage be­tween a man and a woman was es­tab­lished by God, and no earthly court can al­ter that.’

— BOBBY JIN­DAL, Repub­li­can Louisiana gover­nor

‘ Af­ter al­most 18 years to­gether, we can soon ex­change vows, place rings on each other’s fin­ger, look each other in the eye and say, “I do.” ’

— MARK PHARISS, who chal­lenged Texas’ same- sex mar­riage ban with part­ner Vic­tor Holmes

‘ A fed­eral court can sen­tence me to life in prison, and I will still never per­form a so- called same- sex mar­riage.’

— JOHN ENSLEN, Alabama pro­bate judge

‘ My sweet, we did good.’

— ROBIN TYLER, who chal­lenged Cal­i­for­nia’s same- sex mar­riage ban, to wife Diane Ol­son

‘ The Supreme Court has stripped all Amer­i­cans of our free­dom to de­bate and de­cide mar­riage pol­icy through the demo­cratic process’

— JIM CAMP­BELL, se­nior le­gal coun­sel, Al­liance De­fend­ing Free­dom

‘ The opin­ion is couched in a style that is as pre­ten­tious as its con­tent is ego­tis­tic.’

— AN­TONIN SCALIA, Supreme Court jus­tice, on the ma­jor­ity opin­ion le­gal­iz­ing same- sex mar­riage

‘ To­day, love won.’

— ERIC GARCETTI, Los An­ge­les mayor

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