John M. Becker

Israeli President Endorses Marriage Equality

Filed By John M. Becker | December 04, 2013 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: gay marriage, Israel, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Shimon Peres

"[E]ven a person who is a homosexual is a human being, and he has rights. We have no power to take away (their) rights. We cannot take away someone's rights because they are different. We cannot take away their right to breathe, right to eat or right to start a family. We must allow everyone to live as is natural to them."

-- 90-year-old Israeli President Shimon Peres, expressing what Ynetnews calls "unequivocal support" for marriage equality during a state visit to Mexico.

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