Quote of the Day: February 2010

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Same-sex marriage throughout Europe in 10 years?

Filed by Ed Team | February 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I never thought that Ireland would introduce legislation on this [gay marriage] for the reasons others have cited about religion, but it is happening. So I am optimistic. I think in the next 10 years we will see it across...Read More


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It's not a democracy

Filed by Ed Team | February 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We've never assessed the force because it's not our practice to go within our military and poll our force to determine if they like the laws of the land." --US Navy Admiral Gary Roughead on why soldiers shouldn't be polled...Read More


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The Most Important Thing to Johnny Weir

Filed by Ed Team | February 26, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I hope more kids can grow up the same way that I did and more kids can feel the freedom that I feel to be themselves and to express themselves. . . . "I think masculinity and femininity, it's something...Read More


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Is this change you can believe in?

Filed by Ed Team | February 25, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I don't know what more I can say, other than that I realize I was wrong. You may not embrace me, you may not vote for me, but I would only hope that you would at least accept the fact...Read More


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Same old, same old

Filed by Ed Team | February 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's the same old song. Some people don't have enough to do creating jobs and moving this economy forward, so they think up divisive things." -- Indiana State Speaker of the House Pat Bauer in late January when asked by...Read More


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Not living in fear

Filed by Ed Team | February 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We want people to know that its not ok to do this and we're taking a stand because we don't want people to live in fear." --Anti-gay hate crime victim Emmanuel Winston, who was attacked while wearing a gay softball...Read More


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RuPaul + Barney Frank = intellectually curious?

Filed by Ed Team | February 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[A]t the University of Michigan, students can take a class on Native American Feminism. There is also Cyber Feminism at Cornell University. And, uh, maybe my all-time favorite, the class at Occidental College which deconstructs what it means to be...Read More


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Everything I know about...

Filed by Ed Team | February 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Everything I know about Dan Coats, I've learned in the past ten days. When Coats was first elected to Congress I was two years old. When he retired from the U.S. Senate I was a senior in high school. By...Read More


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IN Democrats start to rebel against Ellsworth candidacy

Filed by Ed Team | February 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Democrat after Democrat, including a couple of current countywide officeholders, rose to share their opinion. As one officeholder put it, 'There's a lot of talk about a candidate that will just 'fit in' into that Senate seat. We need a...Read More


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Gay Soldiers Could Save the Democrats

Filed by Ed Team | February 19, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"If Republicans oppose gays in uniform, as they have to do, they not only sound like everybody's mean-spirited and batty grandfather--there is nothing that says old like gay-phobia--but they find themselves peculiarly opposing the war effort. "This war--these wars!--should be...Read More


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Rabbi: Lesbian daughter is dead to parents

Filed by Ed Team | February 18, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I'm willing to talk with your parents. Give me the address, I'll talk and tell them 'parents, come and sit shiva for her, cry (for her)." --Rabbi Menachem Froman when asked by a lesbian about her parents' homophobia...Read More


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Ray Gosling talks about mercy killing

Filed by Ed Team | February 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Maybe this is the time to share a secret that I have kept for quite a long time. I killed someone once. He was a young chap, he'd been my lover and he got Aids. In a hospital one hot...Read More


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Pat Robertson implicated in Liberian war crimes trial

Filed by Ed Team | February 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This concession was granted by the Liberian government to promote economic activity and alleviate the suffering of the people of Liberia following a terrible civil war. Freedom Gold accomplished this by employing some 200 Liberians in addition to providing humanitarian...Read More


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Showering with the gays in the military

Filed by Ed Team | February 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Oh, oh, it's like every single time my high school used to play the football team from the gay high school across town, where they bused all the gay students who would ordinarily have been mixed in among us, like,...Read More


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Rick Santorum's Paula Abdul phase

Filed by Ed Team | February 14, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"California's voters have spoken. The only point of Walker's rigged trial is to convince appellate courts that voters who passed Proposition 8 are intolerant bigots. But an honest look at the behavior of both sides over the past year tells...Read More


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Follow closely: This gets complicated

Filed by Ed Team | February 13, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Dan Coats, the District of Columbia lobbyist who has lived in Virginia for ten years, but who really wants to be a North Carolinian, and was recruited by a Texan, is now hiring Kentuckians to get signatures from Hoosiers to...Read More


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Can 13-year-olds really be gay?

Filed by Ed Team | February 11, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"A 13-year-old knows a lot about his sexuality. Think back to when you were 13. Maybe your tastes have changed since then, but you were still you, no? And knew it when you had a crush?" --Washington Post columnist Carolyn...Read More


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Rowan Williams apologizes to LGBT's?

Filed by Ed Team | February 10, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The debate over the status and vocational possibilities of LGBT people in the church is not helped by ignoring the existing facts, which include many regular worshippers of gay or lesbian orientation and many sacrificial and exemplary priests who share...Read More


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Mika still isn't out?

Filed by Ed Team | February 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As a teenager I got every type of abuse. It was mostly about the way I looked and a lot of it was homophobic. I used to sit in the bath or shower and think, 'Oh God, I'm a weirdo....Read More


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Anne Hathaway on leaving the Catholic Church

Filed by Ed Team | February 08, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out. Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?" --Anne Hathaway...Read More


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Oliver North says gays are pedophiles

Filed by Ed Team | February 06, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Now, here's what's next. NAMBLA members, same-sex marriages. Are chaplains in the US military going to be required to perform those kinds of rituals? Do they [pedophiles and homosexuals] get government housing?" --Oliver North on Fox News discussing DADT repeal....Read More


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Sarah Silverman on marriage

Filed by Ed Team | February 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Not only would I not get married, it actually actively bums me out that anyone who is for equal rights would get married right now. There's nothing different between that and joining a country club that doesn't allow blacks and...Read More


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Duncan Hunter on "hermaphrodites" in the military

Filed by Ed Team | February 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"[T]he military is not civilian life, and I think the folks that have been in the military that have been in these very close situations with each other -- there has to be a special bond there, and I think...Read More


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Air marshals aren't all nice people

Filed by Ed Team | February 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Sexist, racist, homophobic, anti-disabled vet group, grossly incompetent. That's the general consensus among air marshals. This behavior has just spread like a cancer and it's out of control." -One air marshal, when asked to describe the air marshal's management after...Read More


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The Pope takes on Equality Bill

Filed by Ed Team | February 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of society. Yet as you have rightly pointed out, the effect of some of the legislation designed to achieve this goal has been to...Read More


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Amy Winehouse comes out as bi

Filed by Ed Team | February 01, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"So what? I like girls as well. I have had relationships with other women but that doesn't mean I don't still love Blake [Fielder-Civil]. There is something about being with a woman that is very satisfying. I don't care what...Read More