"I think that [Obama] is smart and he's playing the field and taking... I mean, health care is more important than marriage, because marriage is stupid anyway. I don't think that gay marriage is where he needs to start, that's how I feel, and as a gay I think you've got to pick your battles and I think that he's already got so much shit against him and people are already judging him that I don't think it's a priority.
"I think we've got to end a war, we've got to get health care, we've got to get out of whatever, and I don't think he's going to win any... I think it's a political strategy, I don't think he's a hater."
-- Gossip singer Beth Ditto in an interview with Absolute Radio at Reading Festival.