On Brian Brown's reaction to the news that he now supports marriage equality:
"He was surprised as I could imagine. There wasn't any kind of a forewarning to it. It was a complete surprise to him….I respect Bryan and consider him one of my friends and so it was a difficult thing for me to do and that's why it took so long for really to happen. Its difficult to turn your back on someone that you consider to be your friend. But I knew I had to do it. I had to weigh that versus the greater good. I came to a decision that the greater good is to ensure that our fellow American citizens have equal rights."
"(She is) a highly intelligent woman who loved to debate, loved to be the center of attention in a debate and I would say would be very difficult to debate with her because she had a lot of book smart factual statistics in her picket which she could throw out at you and make you look like you're unprepared to debate her."
"She just seemed a little bit like she was in her own world. She would sit there at her netbook and type away and people would talk to her and she would nod her head and say 'yeah, yeah' or something like that. You know, when you get that sense that she's not really paying attention."
On the fact that Maggie Gallagher could never get his name right:
"You should at least know how to say my name. It's not like it's a weird name. You should at least know my name Louis not loo-eeze or loo-eese or whatever she was calling me."
On Brian Brown, whom Marinelli still considers a friend:
"Brian is a man of devout faith who believes strongly in his religious beliefs and is gonna do what he needs to do to protect his freedom of religion."
On what he thinks will now happen to his friendship with Brian:
"I don't expect that we're gonna be in much contact coming in the future. And that's disappointing but I had to do what I had to do and I had to weigh the two and I came to the conclusion that protecting and fighting for equal rights for all Americans is better than preserving any one particular friendship. In fact, if it is true friendship then the friendship will continue regardless in any difference in opinion."
On his plans now that he supports marriage equality:
"I don't really have the platform in which to do anything but if I was given the platform or opportunity to participate in any kind of activity or campaign or anything, any organization that I can help, I'm willing to help to the extent possible… I want to make myself available to whatever organization needs my help in any way that they need it to do what I can to a) reverse some of the things I've done in the past and to b) help progrss to help ensure that there is the freedom to marry in the future."