"As an African-American, I urge my own people to take a deep look at our own struggles and not wish them upon anyone else. Simply, civil rights for all is about being connected as humans, united, tolerant, loving and brave. . . . In my heart, I know that marriage equality for every human being isn't a question of if, but only a matter of when."
--Russell Simmons, hip-hop pioneer, at HuffPo