Quote of the Day: October 2010

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Christians can't adopt

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 31, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It may not be long before local authorities decide that Christians cannot look after some of the most vulnerable children in our society, simply because they disapprove of homosexuality." --A spokesman for the the Christian Legal Centre, in appealing a...Read More


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Victims

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

"Sometimes you just have to live with being a victim." --A police officer commenting on a noose hung in front of an Equality California office...Read More


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Barack Obama's attitude will fully evolve once he's out of office

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 29, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage. But I also think you're right that attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it...Read More


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Republican: Gay marriage is like marrying table, clock, or dog

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"This is a slippery slope. In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs? This is ridiculous. And biblically,...Read More


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Gay rights, you know, is kinda sorta about sexual liberation

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

"I think our movement hits on so many nerves, not just for reasons of anti-discrimination and all the platitudes of the civil rights movement. I believe that it's also because it has elements of sexual liberation. And it shows people...Read More


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Everyone's watching... judges in Iowa

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 26, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I can't overstate the significance of what is about to happen in Iowa," said Brian Brown, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage. "The whole country is looking at you. This cannot be overstated." --NOM XD Brian...Read More


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Bill McCollum won't forget gay adoption

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 25, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"No doubt someday a more suitable case will give the Supreme Court the opportunity to uphold the constitutionality of this law." --Florida AG Bill McCollum, who defended Florida's gay adoption ban but decided not to appeal the ruling that ended...Read More


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LA Times review of TOTWK

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

"Despite complaints from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and other LGBT advocates over the potentially offensive Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives, the film's biggest infraction is that it's a joyless grind. This inept send-up of 1970s action-exploitation pictures,...Read More


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Because Jesus advocated kicking people out of church

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

"Our community was shocked to arrive for Mass and discover this was the last time we could meet at the parish that has been our home for more than 15 years. It's like being kicked out of our home. We...Read More


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Those darn historical facts

Filed by Bil Browning | October 22, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"It's not just the contempt and arrogance from Washington Democrats - it's the total failure of their policies. On election night in 2006, Speaker Pelosi crowed about how voters had voted for change by electing Democrats and now we see...Read More


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The root cause goes deeper

Filed by Bil Browning | October 21, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"While the national press has picked up this issue over the last two months, we have been losing high numbers of LGBT youth to suicide for decades. In recent years, we've labeled the cause as bullying. But the root cause...Read More


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Stonewall Dems: We need to hear it

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Many paths to repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell have been charted and started simultaneously. For those service members who are proudly serving our country - but serving silently - and for those who have already been discharged, the process...Read More


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Firing one or two people isn't the point

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

"We want to see change. We don't think one or two working people losing their jobs really is the point." --Caitlin Breedlove, who was kicked out of a North Carolina shopping center for kissing her girlfriend...Read More


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Legally uncertain environment

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 18, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We note for service members that altering their personal conduct in this legally uncertain environment may have adverse consequences for themselves or others should the court's decision be reversed." --Clifford Stanley, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness...Read More


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Babies for Neil Patrick Harris

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

"Babies!! On 10/12, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold. All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey." --Neil Patrick Harris...Read More


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No appeal necessary

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

"Typically, the Justice Department must defend a law when its constitutionality is challenged in court. In this case, however, the Administration has already mounted its defense -- and failed. It's under no obligation to continue to fight in court. This...Read More


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Obama tweets about DADT

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

"Anybody who wants to serve in our armed forces and make sacrifices on our behalf should be able to. DADT will end & it will end on my watch." -- Message sent from President Obama's Twitter account...Read More


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GOProud accepts Paladino's apology

Filed by Bil Browning | October 14, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Yesterday, Carl Paladino issued an apology for sweeping comments he made about gay and lesbian people over the weekend. In his apology, Mr. Paladino not only admits that he made mistakes in what he said, but he also makes a...Read More


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Pence: Marriage Inequality More Important Than Economy

Filed by Bil Browning | October 13, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We will not restore this nation with public policy alone. It will require public virtue and that emanates from the traditional institutions of family and religion. ... To those who say that marriage doesn't matter, I say: You would not...Read More


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Liza Minnelli doesn't get the gay love

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 12, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I don't know what gay people see in my music. I really haven't thought about it. I think they see what everyone else sees in my music." --Liza Minnelli...Read More


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Obama is "firmly committed" to ending gay teen suicide

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 11, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Recently, we've all been shocked and heartbroken by the deaths of several young people who had been harassed and bullied for being openly gay - or because people thought they were gay. It's a terrible tragedy. And it has turned...Read More


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Pink Houses aren't for NOM

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 10, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Please be aware that Mr. Mellencamp's views on same-sex marriage and equal rights for people of all sexual orientations are at odds with NOM's stated agenda." --Hoosier rock star John Mellencamp's publicist Bob Merlis on NOM using his song "Pink...Read More


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Words have consequences

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 09, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We want to tell men like Boyd K. Packer that we are tired of watching our children die. There are consequences to your words. You cannot change us, we cannot change ourselves and the more you try, the more dead...Read More


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What's normal?

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

"Practically, we shouldn't be teaching children to accept homosexuality as normal, we should be teaching them to accept people who are not normal." -- Bilerico contributor Yasmin Nair in an interview with Time Out Chicago about the Against Equality book...Read More


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What do you have to do to be homophobic, beat someone up at the Stonewall?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 07, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I'm not going to say sorry, because I don't know what I should be sorry for. I don't hate gay people. I don't hate anybody." --Matthew Francis, who allegedly beat up a gay man who he called a faggot at...Read More


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Fruit loops

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I hope all the queers are thrilled to see [House Speaker Joe Hackney get an award from a gay rights group]. I am sure there will be a couple legislative fruitloops there in the audience." --NC state rep. Larry Brown...Read More


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But I can't wait a few months

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 05, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"We know we've got a gay senator. We (would) just like to see him come out of the closet. And I think we'll be exposing that in the next few months if he doesn't." --Larry Flynt...Read More


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Gays won't change marriage

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 04, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I want to say to the gentleman to my left, gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the vote they did not redefine voting. When African-Americans got the right...Read More


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Lance Bass was an anti-gay bully

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 03, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I was one of the first ones to jump on the bandwagon and make fun of a gay person, and look how I turned out. I had a secret this whole time... There's always a bigger story than what you...Read More


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Pay attention class

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

"There really was a political/cultural moment when Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq, was an un-touchable, credible activist. Conservatives who attacked her at the time, like Glenn Beck and Mike Gallagher, were criticized for being so gauche. But Sheehan was...Read More


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Ellen: We have an obligation to change this

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 01, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Something must be done. This needs to be a wake-up call to everyone that teenage bullying and teasing is an epidemic in this country, and the death rate is climbing. We have an obligation to change this." --Ellen Degeneres on...Read More