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" The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. "
" OneAmerica worked over the course of a decade to bring the movement of immigrants and communities of color together with the movement for marriage equality in Washington. "
" Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman. "
Susan B. Anthony
" The struggle for equality is really a struggle for democracy, and that's why it's a struggle for all the population. "
" We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room. "
" We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality. "
Arthur C. Brooks
" The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress. "
" 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. "
" The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved. "
" As we celebrate the considerable progress we've made toward full equality in our military, we cannot forget about those who continue to suffer because of the discriminatory policies of our past. "
" For some of my friends who raise personal objections to marriage equality, they still recognize the importance of being accepting. And many of them also recognize that regardless of what they choose to believe or practice at home or at their church, that doesn't give them the right to discriminate. "
" Separate inherently is not equal. There's a reason why $45 million was spent against marriage equality. It's because people understand the word does have meaning. And equality comes when we accept the same notions and the same institutions for everyone, regardless of race and gender and regardless of sex orientation. "
" For me, feminism is about equality. So, when someone works for a Wall Street firm and says they're a feminist, my eyes are going to roll. "
" Looking back, there is nothing wrong with that peace, love and equality that the hippies espoused. In many ways, we have regressed because they were into organic food, back to nature, make love not war, be good to all men, share and share alike - which is what many are talking about now. "
" My feeling is, having lived in different classes, that people want equality of opportunity... that's the thing that makes me despair: the idea that people aren't given equality of opportunity. "
" If women really want equality, we have to wipe the slate clean. It no longer matters in the largest sense what men did to us for the last 200 or 300 years. "
" In 1919, at the Paris Peace Conference, Japan had put forward a proposal to guarantee racial equality at the League of Nations, but Woodrow Wilson overturned it in the face of majority support. "
" We are in the midst of an exciting canvass... I am working very hard in politics as well as in other matters. We are determined that Mississippi shall be settled on a basis of justice and political and legal equality. "
Hiram Rhodes Revels
" I'm an American. We've translated democracy and brotherhood and equality into enterprise and opportunity and success - and that's getting Americanised. "
" Family law is institutionally anti-male. I've been lobbying MPs, and I'm not going to give up campaigning for equality until I get equality. "
Louis de Bernieres
" Earlier feminists were almost universally pro-choice and have dominated political debate until now. Having access to abortion was viewed as the only way women could have full equality with men, who, until recently, couldn't get pregnant. "
" We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred winters ago, when some men with white faces came to our country. "
" In the end no segregationist scheme has withstood the force of a simple idea: equality under law. "
In The End
" This simple truth is the essence of my message to Muslims throughout the world: know who you are, who you want to be, and start talking and working with whom you are not. Find common values and build with fellow citizens a society based on diversity and equality. "
" Negroes must be free in order to be equal, and they must be equal in order to be free... Men cannot win freedom unless they win equality. They cannot win equality unless they win freedom. "
A. Philip Randolph
" While I have supported marriage equality since my days as a state senator over a decade ago, I have since conducted an extensive legal analysis that has only emboldened my support as attorney general. "
" I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality. "
" Citizens standing up for equality and freedom can never be equated with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK. "
" Gender equality is one of the principles we will never compromise at Accenture. "
" All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. "
" American government did not originate in any abstract theories about liberty and equality, but in the actual experience gained by generation after generation of English colonists in managing their own political affairs. The Revolution did not make a breach in the continuity of their institutional life. "
Charles A. Beard