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15 Times Celebs Took a Powerful Stand for Marriage Equality

Over the years, many celebrities have championed the right to marry for all. Check out some of our favorite marriage equality quotes!

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Many celebrities and public figures have been out and proud about their support for marriage equality and lgbtq rights. Whether it was former President George H.W. Bush surprisingly amending a statement after the release of his biography to support gay marriage, or pop’s reigning prince, Nick Jonas, unabashedly co-signing marriage equality, nods of support for LGBTQ people around the world mean a lot to same-sex couples. Whether you're single, dating or engaged, straight or lgbtq, your heart will melt at these powerful sentiments for marriage equality.

Celebrate love in all forms with these gay marriage quotes!

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"Love is love! People should be able to do whatever makes them happy!" — Britney Spears

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.” — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority opinion in Obergefell vs. Hodges

“Everybody has the right to marry the person they love and be represented as a couple and family.” —Julianne Moore

"This ruling is a victory for America. This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts: When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free." — President Barack Obama

“Our youth deserve a fair and hopeful future with government that values us equally.” —Lady Gaga

“It is each American's constitutional right to marry the person they love.” —Brad Pitt

“If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love, then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that American dream.” –Michelle Obama

“You can choose to love whoever you love.” —Jay Z

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“No one has the right to tell anyone what makes a family.” —Drew Barrymore

“It’s two people that are in love with one another. What’s the issue?” —Janet Jackson

“If two people want to get married, it’s their prerogative. Everybody should be able to do what they want to do and be in the pursuit of happiness.” —Mariah Carey

“I am straight enough to know that if you want to marry whoever you want to marry, you should be able to marry whoever you want to marry.” —Patti Labelle

“If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.” —Will Smith

“People should be able to do what they want to do, without discrimination. People have a right to be happy.” —President George H. W. Bush

“My thoughts on gay marriage are that everyone has the right to love and be loved, and that’s the position I take.” –Nick Jonas

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