Quips & Quotes

Quips & Quotes

“I’m a historian and I look at civilizations, I study civilizations, I read history every night. And I see it’s an attack on the family, I think it’s an attack on traditional families. That’s the way I see it.”

– Democratic Maryland Senate President Mike Miller speaking out about a marriage equality bill

“My stance is that I respect the Marriage Equality Act,” he told the Blade. “It gives individuals the right to marry whom they chose. But also it gives our religious institutions the right to ordain marriage according to their beliefs. So that is something that I’m in agreement with. It is settled. It is a moot point.”

– Washington, D.C.  City Council candidate Delano Hunter said in a reversal of opinion. Hunter helped lead a fight against the marriage equality bill in the District

“This guy thinks about gay sex more than any gay man in America. There’s a guy down in West Hollywood working down at Dorothy’s and Dildos who does not think about gay sex as much as Rick Santorum.”

– Bill Maher on Chelsea Lately

“While the president does not weigh in on every single action taken by legislative bodies in our country, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples. The president believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away.”

– White House spokesperson Shin Inouye said about Barack Obama’s position on the proposed repeal of marriage equality in New Hampshire

“Oh, but what about them? He chooses a party that supports his values. They’ve chosen a party that supports their income — a party that denigrates them and treats them with disrespect.”

– Nancy Pelosi on gay Republicans mocking Rep. Barney Frank

“Let’s get real here! No major spokesman or leader in America wants to hurt gay people, or deny them the civil rights we all share. The right to redefine marriage is a made-up right, it’s not real; it has no roots in our constitution, our history, our traditions, or common sense. Being denied the right to call a same-sex relationship a marriage is not like what happened to South Africans, or African-Americans.”

– Brian Brown, president of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage

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