Quote of the Day: June 2010

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Who knew there was a quiz after?

Filed by Bil Browning | June 30, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm gonna pass on the age of the earth. I think I'm just gonna have to pass on that one." -- Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul's answer after being asked how old the earth is at the Christian Homeschool...Read More


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Rivers: Make your money first

Filed by Bil Browning | June 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's part of the game. If you're going to be a romantic idol and try to get every teenage girl to love you, then you'd be an ass to come out and say you're gay. That's why Ricky Martin was...Read More


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Reinforcing good behavior

Filed by Bil Browning | June 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"As we are planning direct actions, please remember one of the most powerful is to reinforce good behavior with a thank you. I'd like to suggest that every activist organization set up a 'good cop squad' of letter writers to...Read More


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Commercialization of Pride

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 27, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Then, in my memory, the parades blur. Clean banners with trademark-tagged graphics. Those hideous blue-and-yellow equal signs. I would see pectoral men dancing on floats and notice they weren't just celebrating, they were promoting. Yay the Splash Bacardi float! Wahoo...Read More


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Whale Wars vs The Real L Word

Filed by Bil Browning | June 26, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Whale Wars & The Real L Word are pretty much interchangable." -- Twitter user urbanphish...Read More


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HRC wants Michael Steele to distance himself from Texas GOP

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 25, 2010 | 7:31 AM | comments

"Chairman Steele, I urge you to publicly reject the anti-LGBT language in the Texas Republican Party Platform. This kind of hateful rhetoric has no place in our political discourse. Unless the RNC endorses the Texas GOP's positions, it is up...Read More


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AFA on child abuse

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 24, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's shameful that adults would abuse a brain-washed child in this way. He's obviously just parroting the nonsense he's been told by manipulative adults. For gay activists to trot out this child and make him the poster child for promoting...Read More


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Feinstein on marriage equality

Filed by Bil Browning | June 23, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I firmly believe that marriage equality will one day, proudly, be the law in the state of California. My faith is rooted in my personal evolution on this subject." -- California Senator Dianne Feinstein in an interview with The Washington...Read More


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Objective-driven arguments

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 22, 2010 | 7:31 AM | comments

"One of the things Ted made very clear was that they had one theory at the time of the ballot, they had another theory after the ballot passed, they had another theory when they started the trial, they've got another...Read More


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Nurturing families include two fathers

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian. We owe a special debt of gratitude for those parents serving...Read More


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"Ban gay marriage," literally

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We support legislation that would make it a felony to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple and for any civil official to perform a marriage ceremony for such." --Texas GOP platform...Read More


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Maggie predicts defeat

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 19, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Chuck Cooper is a heckuva lawyer. At stake in this case is the future of marriage in all 50 states, and he's right that this attempt to shut down the debate by constitutionalizing gay marriage will backfire. Americans have a...Read More


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Manhattan Heiress's HIV Phobia

Filed by Bil Browning | June 18, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"There are about three dozen things wrong with this. But on the upside: If you ever meet anyone who works for Dana Hammond, you've essentially got carte blanche to have a bunch of unprotected sex with them! The worst you're...Read More


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Prop 8 campaigns were a wash

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 17, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The study indicates that when all of this (campaigning) is over, the result is a wash." --NYU professor Patrick Egan on his study of marriage campaigns...Read More


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Roy Ashburn: "I was so in terror"

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 16, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"The best I can do is to say that I was hiding. I was so in terror I could not allow any attention to come my way. So any measure that had to do with the subject of sexual orientation...Read More


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On fence posts and mending

Filed by Bil Browning | June 15, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It honestly would not have taken much; just a show of support, a short hello, a ride in the parade. Instead, the LGBT community is STILL asking what kind of Senator they will get when they vote for Brad Ellsworth....Read More


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Free tickets to Disneyland for homophobes

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 14, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"A former Disney employee who was at the park on June 5 told me that every year, Disney issues refunds or free next-day tickets to angry moms and dads who don't want their kids exposed to gay couples or gay-themed...Read More


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Not safe and abundant

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 13, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We expect more out of this advisory committee and this administration than to uphold an unnecessarily discriminatory policy from another era. The most critical issue is to ensure that the blood supply is safe and abundant, and this means maximizing...Read More


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HHS committee votes against lifting gay blood ban

Filed by Bil Browning | June 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This decision is outrageous, irresponsible and archaic. We expect more out of this advisory committee and this administration than to uphold an unnecessarily discriminatory policy from another era. 'We've said it before: The most critical issue is to ensure that...Read More


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It's OK because they're cute

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

"They're just a retired couple in Grand Forks who thought they would open their home to guests and here they are in the centre of a firestorm. They're a lovely couple. They don't want to be thought of as discriminating,...Read More


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New Policy on Gender Change in Passports Announced

Filed by Bil Browning | June 10, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Beginning June 10, when a passport applicant presents a certification from an attending medical physician that the applicant has undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition, the passport will reflect the new gender. The guidelines include detailed information about what...Read More


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Calling a conservative a crybaby in legalese

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

"The fact that Savage felt wounded by the criticism of several faculty members and unnerved by their challenge to his professionalism does not create an objectively 'intolerable' working environment, given that he had the strong support of his immediate supervisor...Read More


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Spare me

Filed by Bil Browning | June 08, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Please spare me the outrage from people who have been telling me my whole life to "love it or leave it" and are in the process of trying to revoke the citizenship of people who were born in this country...Read More


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Sex got in the way

Filed by Ed Team | June 07, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"I should have been a more famous writer if I had written or rather published more, but sex prevented the latter." --EM Forster, in a newly discovered journal...Read More


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Mark Kirk's not gay, just divorced

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

"Reporter: You said you are not gay? Why do the bloggers keep saying that? Kirk: Because I guess I got divorced, but I hope to remarry one day. Reporter: To a woman? Kirk: Absolutely." --Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk on his...Read More


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Steven and Tiwonge thank the president

Filed by Ed Team | June 05, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

"The president has demonstrated that he is a caring father, a considerate and tolerant president. We wish him good health in his everyday endeavours as he continues leading the country to respecting human rights and to economic prosperity. So much...Read More


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NLGJA Weighs In on GetEqual Series

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

"What Browning accomplished was raising some important questions, allowing people to respond, and then allowing the organization to respond. In the process, we saw GetEqual provide some much needed transparency and we saw Bilerico raising concerns that have been talked...Read More


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They are already eating

Filed by Bil Browning | June 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Today, Lieutenant Dan Choi and Captain James Pietrangelo ended their hunger strike. They have only been at it for seven days... They were not very effective. They do not appear to have been joined by very many people, if any,...Read More


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Clay Aiken: Being gay is not news

Filed by Bil Browning | June 02, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Not so much. It is helpful and I understand why it could be helpful. But I think the more fuss is made about it the less it normalizes it. The truth is that being gay is not news. it should...Read More


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Olivia Munn wants marriage

Filed by Ed Team | June 01, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's ridiculous and I'm really upset that Obama, as a black man, and all the things that African-Americans have gone through after being oppressed, has said 'you're less than' and cannot stand up and say marriage is a union between...Read More