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Quips & Quotes

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“Keep us in your thoughts and your prayers. We can only know true freedom once theirs is forfeit.”

–   D.J. Bell, in a blog post about a nightmare he recently had about the seven people accused of beating him and his partner, Dan Fair, in 2008.

“To protect the Democratic process and the right of the people of the District of Columbia to define marriage.”

–    Purpose of an unsuccessful amendment Utah Republican Sen. Bob Bennett attempted to tack on to the federal health care bill on March 24 to strike down the capitol’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage.

“Sen. Bob Bennett has filed an amendment to a bill of health care budget changes the Senate will take up tonight but it really doesn’t have anything to do with health care. Can I suggest it may have something to do with boosting Bennett’s conservative cred.”

– Washington correspondent Thomas Burr blogging about the amendment on The Salt Lake Tribune’s Web site.

“I view all 8 of these people as absolute HEROES. These are people willing to risk it all in belief that all people in this country should be equal, and the US Constitution does not only apply to some._

–    Local activist Eric Ethington, blogging about the arrest of eight gay rights activists, including Lt. Dan Choi, during a protest and later sit-in in front of the White House and later in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office.

“But, wouldn’t you know it? The very next day, the phone started ringing. One by one, the neighbors complained that, if they stood on tiptoe and peered through a gap in the fence, it offended their standards — the philistines.”

City Weekly writer Brandon Burt describing the “7-foot snow penis” he built in his backyard in the 90s (during what was a very slow two weeks for gay news in Utah).

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