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" Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone's responsibility. "
" Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America, when what black America needs isn't a leader - it is education. Giving speeches and marching - that's not the concept that brings about real freedom, equality and justice. "
" The only way to ensure equality for women is to clearly declare it in our Constitution. "
" All imaginable futures are not equally possible. "
" Old white guys can be a funny bunch, can't they? The same anti-same-sex marriage, anti-affirmative action cadre can flower into the biggest supporters of 'equality' the minute they get a whiff of minority empowerment. "
" I don't think we really think about where we get our equality from. There is a sense of feminism and women become passe, in my opinion. "
" Republicans many times can't get the words 'equality of opportunity' out of their mouths. Their lips do not form that way. "
" I would definitely say I'm a feminist. To me, it just means being attentive and mindful. It's about equality and equal treatment. It feels like a gut instinct. "
" Sports is the common denominator in the world that brings everyone together. If there's any one place in the world where there is equality, it is probably sports. That was something that didn't always exist. We've come a long way in sports. Why can't society use sports as a way to bring people together and create change? "
Stephen M. Ross
" As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties. "
" It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in labor. "
" There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion. "
" I don't believe in social equality, and they know it. "
" I think that overall, the position - on a whole host of issues - should always be toward inclusion and equality. "
" The people who believe themselves to be on the left, and who defend the agents of Islam in the name of tolerance and culture, are being rightwing. Not just rightwing. Extreme rightwing. I don't understand how you can be so upset about the Christian right and just ignore the Islamic right. I'm talking about equality. "
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
" My commitment to gender equality is rooted in the quintessentially American principle of equal justice under law. "
" We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us. "
" The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. "
" As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day. "
" I want our future leaders to know what's possible and to be part of a world where diversity and gender equality aren't special programs but the natural way of operating. "
" I believe that our democratic values are also born out of our Jewish faith, a 'love for the stranger,' and equality before the law - these are not foreign values: this is Judaism. "
" There is no denying that we have made great progress toward gender equality. "
" Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us. "
" I don't consider myself a feminist, but I feel very empowered as a woman, and I've used all my resources widely. I believe in equality, but that's just naturally happening. I still want a door opened for me, to be treated like a lady, but I also want equal rights for women, of course. "
" The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way. "
Charles B. Rangel
" The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes. "
" Barack Obama's decision to come out in favour of gay marriage may be a historic occasion, but it is not an isolated one. His administration has been making pro-gay noises for some time; his demographic in the upcoming election is young and educated, precisely the group that favours equality for the LGBT community. "
" A resilient people cherishing liberty and equality and the rule of law will endure. "
" Equality and prosperity shouldn't be seen as enemies of each other, but as partners. One reinforces the other. "
" Gender equality cannot be achieved by cutting programs that allow girls to get the same chance to compete, learn, and play. The United States has had a solid history of commitment to its female athletes and expanding opportunity for women, and it is imperative that we continue on this path. "
" In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently. "
Harry A. Blackmun