Quote of the Day: December 2012

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Not the Gay Bishop

Filed by Bil Browning | December 30, 2012 | 4:15 PM | comments

"New Hampshire was the one place where I wasn't the gay bishop. I'm just the bishop. That's been terrific and kind of lifesaving in way." -- Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, speaking to the Associated Press about his upcoming retirement. Robinson's...Read More


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Portland Prepares for Rush of Same-Sex Couples Getting Hitched

Filed by Bil Browning | December 28, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

"We're prepared for pretty much any kind of crowd we could get." -- Chris Farwell, a city event coordinator who is responsible for logistics on Saturday at Portland City Hall, as Maine prepares for a rush of same-sex couples seeking...Read More


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Look Out for That Ping Pong Ball

Filed by Bil Browning | December 27, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I've heard of people being killed playing ping-pong - ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns. Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything." -- Republican Texas state representative Kyle Kacal vowing that he will not support any legislation to...Read More


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Religious Leaders In Support of Marriage Equality in Illinois

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | December 24, 2012 | 1:43 PM | comments

"We dedicate our lives to fostering faith and compassion, and we work daily to promote justice and fairness for all..." "...Standing on these beliefs, we think that it is morally just to grant equal opportunities and responsibilities to loving, committed...Read More


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Tell Us How You Really Feel

Filed by Bil Browning | December 23, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I was glad that he made clear what's been obvious, that he's just a flat out bigot." -- Representative Barney Frank reacting to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's recent remarks at a public appearance to attempt to justify his extreme...Read More


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Second Republican Congressmember Endorses DOMA Repeal Bill

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I respect the deeply held beliefs on both sides of this issue. The simple fact remains that the federal government has a responsibility to ensure all legally married couples are treated equally under federal law - and this bill would...Read More


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One of the Things That Makes Obama Most Proud

Filed by Bil Browning | December 21, 2012 | 11:45 AM | comments

"One of the things that I'm very proud of during my first four years is I think I've helped to solidify this incredibly rapid transformation in people's attitudes around LGBT issues -- how we think about gays and lesbians and...Read More


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Female UFC Fighter Comes Out

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

"I know I have the big 'homophobe' persona and people think I'm some homophobe. I'm the furthest thing from it. I think it's ridiculous it's 2013 and the government tells two people they can't marry each other... I applaud that...Read More


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What the Hell It's About

Filed by Bil Browning | December 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"You live your life as meaningful as you can make it. You live it and don't be afraid of who is going to like you or are you being appropriate. You worry about being kind. You worry about being generous....Read More


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Senator Inouye's Last Words

Filed by Bil Browning | December 18, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"Aloha." -- Long serving Senator Daniel Inouye's last words as he died from respiratory complications. Inouye was Hawaii's first Congressman and had served in the Senate since 1962; he was the Senate President Pro Tempore....Read More


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'Gay for Pay' Porn Star Comes Out

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2012 | 10:45 AM | comments

"I apologize to my fans for waiting so long to make this announcement. You've all been so patient watching me expand my horizons and explore my sexuality onscreen, and while I've been hesitating to say this so long - because...Read More


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Hillary Clinton Faints, Gets Concussed

Filed by Bil Browning | December 16, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion. She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors." -- Philippe Reines, a US State Department spokesman, in...Read More


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The Most Ridiculous Thing You'll Read Today

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2012 | 12:15 PM | comments

"Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy...Read More


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Pelosi on Republicans' Secret DOMA Funding

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2012 | 10:45 AM | comments

"Here they go again. It's bad enough that Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are wasting taxpayer dollars to defend the indefensible Defense of Marriage Act - and losing in every case. Now, they have reached a new low - signing...Read More


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Notre Dame Will Recognize First LGBT Student Org

Filed by Bil Browning | December 12, 2012 | 9:39 AM | comments

"For me, being a gay student at Notre Dame was not the easiest experience, something made much worse by the fact that there were simply not enough resources to address and support my needs. These changes are promising in addressing...Read More


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IL Guv Hopes Marriage Equality Bill Passes This Month

Filed by Bil Browning | December 11, 2012 | 9:45 AM | comments

"I hope that bill goes forward. It's the House that probably the key arena at this time, and I think we'll see how the members look at that issue. They should study it carefully and vote their conscience." -- Illinois...Read More


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Conservative Indiana City's Newspaper Opposes Marriage Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | December 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

"Look, no one expects that the Indiana Legislature will attempt any time in the near future to lift the statutory ban on same sex marriage. Yet, those who support the constitutional ban must fear that a majority of lawmakers in...Read More


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Charlie Crist: Why I Left the Republican Party

Filed by Bil Browning | December 09, 2012 | 12:37 PM | comments

"What changed is the leadership of the Republican Party. As I said at the convention, I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me. Whether the issue was immigration, or education, or you name it - the environment. I feel...Read More


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Marco Rubio: Homosexuality Is a Sin

Filed by Bil Browning | December 07, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I can tell you what faith teaches, and faith teaches that it is. And that's what the Bible teaches ... but it also teaches that there are a bunch of other sins that are no less. It teaches that lying...Read More


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The Year of the Penis

Filed by Bil Browning | December 06, 2012 | 12:15 PM | comments

"This may go down in history as the year the penis became omnipresent. A symbol of power since the Greco-Roman era, the phallus's prowess in America's post-fig leaf society has resided largely in its invisibility. But this year the penis...Read More


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A Leopard Can't Turn Its Spots

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

"To avoid complaints of discrimination in the workplace, be sure to discriminate when hiring." -- The Catholic League's Bill Donahue positing that if employers just didn't hire anyone other than white Catholics, they won't be forced to discriminate against any...Read More


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Dustin Hoffman: Hillary 2016!

Filed by Bil Browning | December 04, 2012 | 10:14 AM | comments

"No ... because I think she'll be in office." -- Actor Dustin Hoffman after being asked whether or not he'd consider co-starring in a flick with Hillary Clinton after she leaves the Secretary of State post. Hoffman is a Hillary...Read More


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We've Gone Far Enough Already

Filed by Bil Browning | December 03, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Indiana, like 40 other states, already bans same-sex marriage. There's simply no need for supporters of our existing law to launch a polarizing, pre-emptive fight on this issue now." -- From an Indianapolis Star editorial advocating that lawmakers drop their...Read More