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“Unlike our opponents, we do not target whole companies for the actions of an individual business executive in that company. But Starbucks has taken a corporate position in support of redefining marriage for all of society. We will not tolerate an international company attempting to force its misguided values on citizens. The majority of Americans and virtually every consumer in some countries in which Starbucks operates believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. They will not be pleased to learn that their money is being used to advance gay marriage in society.”

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

“I will come to St. Petersburg to speak up for the gay community and to give strength and inspiration to anyone who is or feels oppressed. I’m a freedom fighter. I don’t run away from adversity. I will speak during my show about this ridiculous atrocity.”

– Madonna, announcing that she will break the new law against “promoting homosexuality” during her Russian concerts

“I think about my own kids and you know, I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this. And that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local, to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.”

– President Barack Obama speaking out in the Trayvon Martin case

“I know my brother, he’s a great guy, goes to church, doesn’t screw anybody over, and yet he’s still got some religious yahoos and politicos over to the side going: ‘Change your ways or you’re going to hell. Stay out of my brother’s bedroom, buddy. Like I don’t know what else to tell you. He’s a good dude, as are most people in this world.”

– Director and equality activist Kevin Smith

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