Quips & Quotes

Quips & Quotes

“How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves if he wants them around?”

– Representative Steve Simon from Minnesota testifying in a hearing of an amendment to the state constitution that would ban gay marriages

“It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.”

– Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump told the New York Times in his defense to his opposition to gay marriage


Our nation’s permanent mission is to form a ‘more perfect union’ – deepening the meaning of freedom, broadening the reach of opportunity, strengthening the bonds of community. … Now we should do it again, in New York, with marriage equality. For more than a century, our Statue of Liberty has welcomed all kinds of people from all over the world yearning to be free. In the 21st century, I believe New York’s welcome must include marriage equality.”

– Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaking on marriage equality in New York
“I was the sex symbol and I needed to dance and I needed to make girls crazy and I couldn’t say that I was gay. It was a lot of struggle, and if you add to that culture, religion, society, what people say, you know, what I was feeling according to what I had in my mind, was evil.”

– Ricky Martin on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on his early career being a closeted pop star and sex icon

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