Quote of the Day: February 2007

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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | February 28, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

Oh, God. Honest to God, I thought you were going to tell me you were gay. --Former Commissioner Pat Burke, right after Steve Stanton came out to her as transexual...Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | February 27, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

I feel confused and I am in a dilemma. If I don't tell the truth, I lie to the people in the whole world. If I tell the truth I am worried that I will be detained. --AIDS activist and...Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | February 26, 2007 | 6:19 AM | comments

You know, when Tim made the comment, and a lot of people you know bashed him and jumped on him, but at the same time I'm almost 100% sure that there are other people who feel the way he does,...Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | February 25, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

"We're going on seven years. I have never been with a man in my whole life. I'm still a 55-year-old virgin. [...] [My partner and I] have millions of dollars in our name. It's killing me that upon my death,...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 24, 2007 | 10:09 AM | comments

"...It is an exciting time to be in the legislature while this issue is being debated. I believe this is the Civil Rights struggle of my generation. Being a student of history, as many of you are, and going back...Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | February 23, 2007 | 6:06 AM | comments

"It was thrilling. You knew you were doing something momentous. People would stare at you. They had never seen self-declared homosexuals parading with signs." --Barbara Gittings, early gay and lesbian rights activist, in Making Gay History....Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 22, 2007 | 6:19 AM | comments

"Any law that restricts the application of the constitution is completely bogus. The constitution provides a framework for the legislation of Indiana. It's above the law. So how can legislators be allowed to change it so that it doesn't apply...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 21, 2007 | 6:01 AM | comments

"I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned..." -- John McCain, USA Today, February 19, 2007...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 20, 2007 | 2:13 PM | comments

"If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 19, 2007 | 9:30 AM | comments

"For many years, social conservatives have claimed that marriage exists solely for the purpose of procreation. The Washington Supreme Court echoed that claim in their lead ruling on Andersen v. King County. The time has come for these conservatives to...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 18, 2007 | 9:11 AM | comments

"To me -- it's all the same hate. The men pushing SJR-7 are no different, in my mind, than the guy who fired me from my job because I'm gay, or the guy who stalked and raped me, or the...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 17, 2007 | 9:53 AM | comments

"New Rule: There's more to being smart than just not misspeaking. The world is a complicated place. Sometimes it all feels like a runaway train of violence, resentment and insecurity - sort of like a family reunion at Ryan O'Neil's...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 16, 2007 | 6:21 AM | comments

"My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share." -- Rita Mae Brown...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 15, 2007 | 6:08 AM | comments

"When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one." -- Epitaph of Leonard P. Matlovich, the first person to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians in the U.S....Read More


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Valentine's Day Quote

Filed by Ed Team | February 14, 2007 | 6:43 AM | comments

In days of old there were many blossom boys - An Ling and Long Yang. Young peach and plum blossoms, Dazzling with glorious brightness. Joyful as nine springtimes; Pliant as if bowed by autumn frost. Roving glances gave rise to...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 13, 2007 | 7:18 AM | comments

"Why, of course, the people don't want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 12, 2007 | 6:28 AM | comments

"Any force that tries to make you feel shame for being who you are, and loving who you love, is a form of tyranny over your mind. And it must be rejected, resisted, and defeated." -- former Vice President and...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 11, 2007 | 6:22 PM | comments

"The United States once was - and again must be - a human rights example to which others aspire. We must be impeccable in our own behavior, and we must reward countries which respect the Universal Declaration on Human Rights....Read More


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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | February 10, 2007 | 1:17 PM | comments

"The Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the state. Committee members would have served their constituents better by addressing serious concerns about the proposal. They should have considered, too,...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 09, 2007 | 8:33 AM | comments

"I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex....Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 08, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

"If you want your party to maintain relevance, I'd recommend you tell the Bible-thumpers there's a same-sex marriage protest in half an hour. Once they're frothed up and out the door, lock it. After you've accomplished that, try outsourcing all...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 07, 2007 | 6:00 AM | comments

"...Without a real and binding sense of morality, without a love of truth and reason, this country is closer to becoming a supermarket where the rich do the shopping and the poor are the produce. And the numb mass, terrified...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 06, 2007 | 1:35 PM | comments

"This amendment is not just about your opinion on whether gay marriage stacks up to heterosexual marriage. Aside from denying gay couples any domestic partner benefits under the law, including the possibility of civil unions, this amendment also has potential...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 05, 2007 | 6:40 AM | comments

"Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges." -- Bob Paris, former Mr. Universe who...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 04, 2007 | 11:35 AM | comments

"I generally don't like to post about things like [marriage equality] because the constant relegation of agency to the government, which queer people on some level have to do regarding forming relationships, is demeaning. When framed in terms of being...Read More


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Molly Ivins remembered

Filed by Ed Team | February 03, 2007 | 10:38 AM | comments

Up to the walls of Jericho She marched with a spear in her hand Go blow them ram horns she cried For the battle is in my hand The walls have not come down, but they have been given a...Read More


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Quote of the day

Filed by Ed Team | February 02, 2007 | 6:31 AM | comments

"I am deeply, deeply distressed that in the face of the most horrendous problems - we've got poverty, we've got conflict and war, we've got HIV/AIDS - and what do we concentrate on? We concentrate on what you are doing...Read More


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Testimony of Mark Sniderman

Filed by Ed Team | February 01, 2007 | 10:36 AM | comments

Thank you Mr. Chair and Members of the Committee. My name is Mark Sniderman, and I rise on behalf of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, in opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 7. The JCRC is comprised of representatives from...Read More