Quote of the Day: March 2009

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Shumlin on the veto

Filed by Ed Team | March 31, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No one said this would be easy. But we are more determined than ever to overcome his veto." --Vermont Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin on trying to beat the governor's threatened veto on marriage...Read More


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Pam on Boycott Jamaica

Filed by Ed Team | March 30, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's time to stop sending any hard-earned dollars to this country. As long as the officials in Jamaica can count on tourism dollars from the U.S., they have little reason to stop the anti-gay domestic terrorism it perpetrates and enables....Read More


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A lesson for LGBT orgs from a web pro

Filed by Ed Team | March 28, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"In a scene from "I Am Legend" Will Smith talks to a mannequin to try to emulate human contact. Of course this fall short and it's exactly the same dynamic that exists on the Web when organizations refuse to talk...Read More


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The nature of men and women

Filed by Ed Team | March 26, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you." -- W. Somerset Maugham...Read More


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When a Dimmycrat gets defeated

Filed by Ed Team | March 25, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When a Dimmycrat gets defeated he says his wife didn' want him t' run; an' when a Republican gits snowed under he says th' people are follerin' strange gods." -- Kin Hubbard, speaking through his most famous character Abe Martin...Read More


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The Pope goes home, ignoring an opportunity to urge African decriminalization of homosexuality

Filed by Ed Team | March 24, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

The Pope should take the important opportunity of this visit to Cameroon to make clear that the Holy See abhors any attacks or persecution of people based on their sexual orientation, and call on the government to decriminalize homosexuality," --...Read More


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Italian soccer star, Nicola Legrottaglie, is anti-gay

Filed by Ed Team | March 23, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Homosexuality is seen like fashion these days...For many it's a way of going against things. However, it's written clearly in the bible that homosexuality, whether masculine or feminine, is wrong...As a Christian I would advise gay people to read the...Read More


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The Shimmering People of Vermont

Filed by Ed Team | March 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Honestly, I love Vermont, and I can't believe that somewhere with such beauty and somewhere with so many artistic, caring, and courageous people, would disallow happiness to a whole group of equally shimmering people just because of sexuality." --Outright Vermont...Read More


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Judge Judy on Prop8 and Gay Adoption Rights

Filed by Ed Team | March 21, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

I was of course saddened by the vote here in California as I was in the State of Arkansas which was equally an affront to both common sense and in what I know in my role as an old family...Read More


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They ultimately want a gay gag order

Filed by Ed Team | March 20, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Teachers should neither be promoting nor speaking against homosexuality. They should not talk about it all. Leave it up to families to talk about it." --Tennessee rep. Stacey Campfield (R), discussing her his [thanks to Beth in the comments] proposed...Read More


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Stephen cable on campaign fundraising

Filed by Ed Team | March 19, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Proponents of gay marriage are very good at voting with their wallets and we are not because we're traditionalists who don't want to hurt anyone." --Vermont homophobe Stephen Cable, speaking from an alternate universe...Read More


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Pope on condoms

Filed by Ed Team | March 18, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"You can't resolve it with the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, it increases the problem." --Pope Benedict...Read More


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Julian Bond at the HRC dinner

Filed by Ed Team | March 17, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"When someone asks me, "are gay rights civil rights?" my answer is always, "Of course, they are." Civil rights are positive legal prerogatives: the right to equal treatment before the law. These are the rights shared by everyone. There is...Read More


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Thoughts on Butchness Sparked by Rachel Maddow

Filed by Ed Team | March 16, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Butchness borrows from masculinity, but it is not necessarily manly. When this masculinity is expressed through a woman's body, different things happen. . . . A butch lesbian, at least in the ideal, is not the best of both worlds,...Read More


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The homosexual agenda, explained

Filed by Ed Team | March 13, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"'But again why is it so important for us to stop people from becoming gay?'--a participant asked. It's very important because the homosexual agenda is to turn the whole world gay." --Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively on the global homosexual agenda...Read More


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Michael Steele on the gays... again!

Filed by Ed Team | March 12, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Well, my position is, hey, look, I have been, um, supportive of a lot of my friends who are gay in some of the core things that they believe are important to them. You know, the ability to be able...Read More


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John Lewis on LGBT equality

Filed by Ed Team | March 11, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It is unfortunate that a segment of our society fails to see that we all should be treated like human beings, that we all are citizens of the United States of America. I've taken the position and I've long held...Read More


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Tammy Baldwin on Domestic Partner Benefits

Filed by Ed Team | March 10, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I know that as the author of this measure, we have to continue to educate for both marriage equality and equal employment benefits for domestic partners, and it's important in that educational process to have the facts about how the...Read More


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Kate Kendell On Her Kids and Prop 8

Filed by Ed Team | March 09, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"But at the dinner table last night, Sandy and I talked to our kids about what happened in the courtroom yesterday. I said, 'But you know what gives me hope?' Right away, my 12-year-old son Julian said, 'The next generation,'...Read More


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U.K. Prime Minister Condemns Prop 8

Filed by Ed Team | March 08, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This Proposition 8 in California, this attempt to undo good that has been done, this attempt to create divorces for 18,000 people who were perfectly legally brought together in partnerships. This is unacceptable and this shows why we have always...Read More


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We've got a new one: Robots!

Filed by Ed Team | March 07, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Why not polygamy, or three or four spouses? Maybe people will want to marry their pets or robots." --North Carolina nutty fundie David Gibbs...Read More


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Kanye West talks some more about homophobia

Filed by Ed Team | March 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If a black man from Chicago was taught to stand far away from gay people because he didn't want to be accused of being gay. What would happen if he'd run into a gay man? What's the talk? What would...Read More


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How Gays and Lesbians Benefit the Institution of Marriage

Filed by Ed Team | March 05, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"One of the benefits of adding gays and lesbians to the institution of marriage is that we model different ways of coupling. We show straight couples that things can be done in a different, sometimes better, way--for example, dividing responsibilities...Read More


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Nancy Pelosi talks LGBTQ policy

Filed by Ed Team | March 04, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The priorities have been Hate Crimes and ENDA, fully inclusive legislation in those two areas, so we'll have to have our strategy work around on how we can get those passed, as well as move forward on Don't Ask, Don't...Read More


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You'd think gay men would...

Filed by Ed Team | March 03, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"For most men, the gay world is - warts and all - a paradise of freedom when compared with the heterosexual wasteland we came from. But it's nonetheless a world with a lot of pressure and a lot of problems,...Read More


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Helping unhappy straights become gay

Filed by Ed Team | March 02, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Heterosexuals cause economic crisis. Economists today announced that more than 95% of the current recession has been caused by heterosexuals. Heterosexuals with children caused the mortgage crisis which led to the current economic crisis which some say is the worst...Read More


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Young conservative swayed by ice skating

Filed by Ed Team | March 01, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Because I am in this generation and was raised in a pro-gay-marriage era, I am only a little bit against gay marriage, but only a little, like 53 percent to 47. I have about a dozen gay friends, 30 or...Read More