President Obama, on marriage equality:
There is no such thing as "traditional" marriage, because marriage has evolved since the beginning of time.
Used to be marriages were arranged and the bride and groom had no say.
Used to be women became the "property" of men.
Used to be one man could have many wives.
Used to be you didn't marry outside your faith.
Used to be you didn't marry outside your religion.
Used to be you didn't marry outside your race.
That isn't tradition, that's change, and evolution.
Rebecca Kleefisch, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, on marriage equality:
"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, again, I'm going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman."
No, Rebecca, what's ridiculous, and demeaning, and homophobic, is you comparing two people of the same sex, who want to be married, to bestiallity.
What's even more disgusting, is you inflicting your religious beliefs on the rest of us.
You don't beleieve in gay marriage, don't marry a gay person [props to Whoopi Goldberg for that one.]
Jamie Lee Curtis, on her father, Tony Curtis:
Children, as we all know, are complicated and messy. He was not a father and he was not interested in being a father. It's not a slant against him, he was very clear. He did what he was supposed to do from a financial standpoint, which was honorable of him but he was not an involved father."
Strong words, but no anger.
She completely understands that her father chose to be "Tony Curtis" and not a father, and, well, now she's okay with that.
Alan Cumming, on his disappointment with Barack Obama and his administration's banning the injunction on the DADT:
This is also my problem with Obama.
Simple lack of action.
Simple lack of making a statement.
On the campaign trail he was full of statements regarding the LGBT community, and now, though some of his actions have been pro-LGBT, his definitive statements have all but disappeared.
Angels in America/Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto, on whether or not he's gay:
“I’m grateful that celebrity or notoriety wasn’t thrust upon me when I was in my 20s, because I think I would have buckled under the weight of it, as so many people do, but I’ve come to realize through experience that ultimately I really do have a lot of power in terms of the way I relate to the public or to people outside of my intimate circle of friends and family. Boundaries are very important to me.
That makes him all right in my book.
But, if he is gay, then he needs to come out, and carry that same inspiration for the LGBT community.
Sharron Angle, on America being destroyed by gay marriage and straight divorce, and social services:
Not much left to say except that she is one crazy bitch, and Nevada, if you want her, and you elect her, then you deal with her.
Don't come cryin' to me that she's a crazy bitch, because I told you so right here.