"I don't see why states should have any interest in gay marriage. That's not an issue that the state government or any government should be involved in. This is a personal question and should be solved on a personal basis, and I just don't believe the government has any role in it.
"If there is an attempt to legislate against it, like the attempt to legislate against abortion, this is an interference of personal and civil rights that should be protested and contested. Short of that, the attitude ought to be, 'Well, that's the way they feel. This doesn't have to be the way I feel, but, let's live and live together and accept these things.'"
--Walter Cronkite, in a previously unpublished interview by Mark Segal