|| In February 2013, Gary Johnson signed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court, along with several other conservatives, to oppose California Proposition 8.
|| Johnson released a statement on December 1, 2011, to announce that he supported gay marriage after "a great deal of deliberation, discussion with the gay community, and a conclusion that government has no business choosing who should be allowed the benefits of marriage and who should not." He continued, "Certainly, religions and people of various faiths have the right to view marriage as they wish, and sanction marriage according to those beliefs. Just as government shouldn’t interfere with individual rights, government should not interfere with how marriage is treated as a ceremony, a sacrament or a privilege within a set of religious beliefs. However, when it comes to the rights of individuals and couples under the law, government’s promise should be to insure equal access to those rights to all Americans, gay or straight."
|| In April 2011, Johnson supported civil unions for gay couples, adding that "the government ought to get out of the marriage business."
||Johnson wrote an op-ed in The Huffington Post in December 2010 to advocate for the end of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy which prohibited openly gay servicemembers from serving. "While virtually all other significant military powers in the world have long ago lifted their bans on gays serving openly in the military -- with no adverse effects -- the U.S. has stubbornly clung to a 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy that accomplishes nothing other than forcing thousands of brave service members to live lies," Johnson wrote.