"The state's interest in marriage is stability. Generally speaking, polygamy does not work for stability. Inherent in the whole polygamous movement is a deep and abiding misogyny and denigration of women. So polygamy is objectionable on lots of grounds."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Gene Robinson on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Gene Robinson on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Gene Robinson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Gene Robinson on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Gene Robinson on James C. Dobson
"I've long been really intrigued with what is the... proper role of faith and religion in public life."
"One of the joys of being a Christian or being a person of faith is that you believe deep down that death isn't the worst thing, you know. Not living your life: that's the worst thing. And death is not, it's not all it's cracked up to be. It's not, it's not the end of the world."
"Faith is a dynamic and ever-changing process, not some fixed body of truth that exists outside our world and our understanding. God's truth may be fixed and unchanging, but our comprehension of that truth will always be partial and flawed at best."
"You know, I think Jesus was famous and also in a lot of trouble because he always chose people over sort of established procedures."
"Stability is why society has an interest in marriage."