Quote of the Day: October 2009

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A Change of Heart

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

"In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions. I came to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal...Read More


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Equality Is the Natural Thing to Do

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

"It just really seemed like a natural thing that we would do. We believe as African Americans who have been discriminated against . . . we don't have the right to discriminate against anyone else." --Rev. Christine Y. Wiley, pastor...Read More


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Barack Obama:

Filed by Ed Team | October 29, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Because no one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hands of the person they love." -- President Barack Obama in his remarks at the special reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard...Read More


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Resigning from Scientology

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

"I have finally come to the conclusion that I can no longer be a part of this group. Frankly, I had to look no further than your refusal to denounce the church's anti-gay stance, and the indefensible actions, and inactions,...Read More


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A Senior Moment in the Prop 8 Battle

Filed by Ed Team | October 27, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The last marriage that I performed involved a groom who was 95, and the bride was 83. I did not demand that they prove that they intended to engage in procreative activity. Now, was I missing something?" --Judge Vaughn R....Read More


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Rosie's Earthquakes

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

"I'm sure I will cause tremendous seismic shifts in the culture again." --Rosie O'Donnell, on her new Sirius XM satellite show...Read More


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A Homecoming Conversation

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

"I've only had people congratulating me. I know that one of my friends was in a conversation with someone who didn't think that it was fair that I was able to run, because I'm not female-bodied. But it generated a...Read More


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The Right Decision in Sweden

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

"For my part, the right decision was taken, but I can empathise with the many who believe this has gone too fast." --The Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden, Anders Wejryd, on the Lutheran Church of Sweden's vote in favor of conducting...Read More


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Of Good and Evil

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

"Nobody is totally good, nobody is totally evil. It is situation that drives and directs character. When friends say you have behaved out of character, I think they are wrong. Anything is possible. Given the circumstances, you could murder somebody;...Read More


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Explaining Question 1

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

"It's like California's Prop 8, but this time with lobster." --Rachel Maddow, October 20, 2009...Read More


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A Teachable Moment

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

"As for education, children are already being raised by gay couples. Those children attend our schools, and have for decades. If Sally's two dads come to an elementary school awards night, or if Billy's two moms come to the school...Read More


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Because of and Regardless

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

"I absolutely believe that the citizens of Houston will vote for me knowing that I'm gay and knowing that it will mean a lot to my community -- but they'll elect me knowing that I am the best, most qualified...Read More


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A Basic Human Right

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

"No one should have been able to deny our children and [me] the ability to say goodbye to Lisa and let her know -- if only be holding her hand -- that she was so loved. That should not be...Read More


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Plus ça change . . .

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

"There is a problem with both [blacks and whites] accepting a child from such a marriage. I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it." --Keith Bardwell, a Louisiana justice of the peace, who has refused...Read More


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Cruising in the Wrong Place

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

"It is not a question of discrimination but one of lost satisfaction because no-one had told them their holiday was at the same time as the gay cruise. . . . 'My clients were also left embarrassed because among the...Read More


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Pajama Party

Filed by Ed Team | October 15, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's a lot of fun. It's like slipping into your pajamas when you go to work -- I love it." --Actor Jane Lynch, on wearing track suits for her role in Glee (Now all she has to do is start...Read More


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Bill Maher on Repealing DADT

Filed by Ed Team | October 14, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"'Don't ask, don't tell' has always been bad policy that was made out of a bullshit political compromise. . . . It never made sense to begin with: 'Here in the Army we're all about honor. And trusting the man...Read More


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The Most Difficult Decision

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

"I left Bahrain as a petty officer 3rd class and completed a six-week officer candidate boot camp. My commanders told me they wanted me to have a leadership role at the school. But after more than two years of abuse,...Read More


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Not Settling

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

"We're not settling. There's no such thing as a fraction of equality. We want equal protection under the law." --Cleve Jones,co-chair of the National Equality March and founder of the Names Project...Read More


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Opportunity Knocks

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

"This is the best opportunity we will ever have as a community and shame on us if we don't succeed. . . . If we lose this, it could be years if not a decade before this opportunity comes around."...Read More


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Put Yourself in Her Shoes

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

"Perhaps he could talk about how he would feel if he had been Janice Langbhen sitting with her three kids in a hospital waiting room for 8 hours with absolutely no information of access while her partner died of a...Read More


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A Step Towards Zero Tolerance

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

"What makes [hate] crimes so odious, is that they are not just crimes against individuals; they are crimes against entire communities [to] create environments of fear. There is a difference between burning a cross on the lawn of an African-American...Read More


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March, Stat!

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

"Marches serve the movement as 'activist defibrillators' that jump start activism and get people involved. In previous marches the most vibrant effects of the march has been producing organizations in local areas that end up staying in existence long after...Read More


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Something Rachel Maddow Would Be Horrible At

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

"I have great respect for people who choose to pursue both their ideological aims and what they want for the country by doing that, but I think I'd be horrible at it for a million reasons." --Rachel Maddow, after being...Read More


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Bringing Our Families Together

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

"We must bring our families together. Gay and transgender people are our children, our brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, parents, co-workers and friends. They are a vital part of the black community, and it is time for everyone to...Read More


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Real Maine Family Values

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

"Our love for one another, covering four generations, four New England states, and marriages that have lasted decades, is the kind of family portrait that those in opposition to same-gender marriage would want you to believe does not exist. ....Read More


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A Daughter's Point of View

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

"I hope it inspires young gay men and lesbians to feel comfortable with who they are; and kids from gay families to feel proud of who they are. I hope it changes people who are kind of in the middle...Read More


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DADT: Damage, Not Protection

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

"The law as it currently stands does not prohibit homosexuals from serving in the military as long as they keep it secret. This has led to an uncomfortable value disconnect as homosexuals serving, estimated to be over 65,000, must compromise...Read More


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The Slippery Slope of Censorship

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

"When we ban a book about a kid on the outside, we're taking a step toward banning the kid." --Chris Crutcher, whose books have several times landed him on the American Library Association's list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books...Read More


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An Interference of Personal and Civil Rights

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

"I don't see why states should have any interest in gay marriage. That's not an issue that the state government or any government should be involved in. This is a personal question and should be solved on a personal basis,...Read More