John Barrowman, on the gay sex scene cut from an episode of Torchwood:
“This man has a passionate romance with this other man and — like everybody else does — the sex happens. It’s a wonderful lovemaking scene, and it’s not gratuitous. If I were a young man growing up and saw that on television, to know that there is romance out there for me, it might’ve made things — not that I had a difficult growing up — but in the ’70s and ’80s, it might’ve changed a lot of things earlier for me.”
I'm so with him on this.
If more shows portrayed gay relationships the way they portray straight realtionships, there would be more understanding, more acceptance, more realization, that we are not so very different from one another.
But....better late than never.
Rick Santorum, on pro-equality advocates:
"They have to have the word. And with THE WORD comes a complete change in society. I am NOT, as some in this race have said, OKAY with New York doing what they're doing. What New York did was wrong. I will oppose it, and I will go to New York, if necessary, and help overturn it."
You're going to overturn marriage equality?
You can even run a serious presidential campaign.
You can't even win a presidential campaign.
And you think the people of New York are gonna listen to a Google joke such as yourself?
Mila Kunis, on marriage equality:
"So my stance on it is I think people are scared of what they don't know. A lot of times people don't understand something because they're not around it. The second that you show them, they become a little more accepting, and they're more open to evolving and moving forward. And I think it's great that there are people in this world who are willing to do something that should have been done, 40, 50, 60 years ago. I also think it's great that 'don't ask, don't tell' is over with. I think that a lot of things are moving in the right direction. And truly believe that in my lifetime gay marriage will be legalized [everywhere in this country]. I do....I don't think it's going to be tomorrow. It's unfortunate that it's not, but if things keep moving in the direction that they are now, in 10, 20 years, yeah, I do believe it will be federally legal."
This is why I am so adamant about gay men and women coming out.
The more out we are, everywhere, the more people will see that we aren't so different.
The more out we are, people will be less ignorant.
Comiong out needs to happen.
In our families, our joibs, our schools, our churches, everywhere.
Larry Kramer, on New York marriage equality:
"These marriages, in whichever state, are what I call feel-good marriages. Compared to the benefits heterosexual marriages convey, gay marriages are an embarrassment — that we should accept so little, and with so much hoopla of excitement and self-congratulation."
Usually I am so Team larry, but this time I differ.
No struggle is won overnight. The fight takes years sometimes,a nd, yes, when you're in it, you wish it would happen more quickly.
But you cannot, andf should not, downplay any victory in this fight. Any victory is a vistory, and a step forward.
And, to be fair, Kramer says that the New York Times heavily edited this quote and gave the false impression that he opposes same-sex marriage in general.
Maggie Gallagher, whimpering about being treated badly on the Internet:
"The underlying truth that 'pro-equality' Republicans need to understand is this: They are aiding and abetting a political movement that, at this point in history, seeks to make traditional Christian views on sex and marriage unacceptable in the public square — just as racist views on interracial marriage are unacceptable — by heaping scorn and hatred on any American who does something to support marriage as one man and one woman. The marriage debate is about redefining not only marriage, but the relationship between Judeo-Christian values and the American tradition. I just wonder what these 'pro-equality' conservatives think will be left to conserve after that."
Maggie? Why so sad/
No one to love you, so you bottle up all that angst and then spread ther hate.
Look, I could not care less what Christians think of me. Their "God" is not my "God", evenb if I may not have a "God".
So, let the Christians and the Right Wingnuts say what they will. But do not let them, or sad little lonely Maggie Gallagher, use their religion, to deny people legal rights.
The two don't mesh, Maggiue.
Just like my "God" and your "God".
Michele Bachmann, getting personal, very persoanl:
"I will tell you my favorite food of all time is celery. Honest to God my favorite food is celery. Straight up celery. I will personally consume the entire stalk of celery. At the Thanksgiving table I have the plate of celery in front of me."
She won't talk about her ALLEGEDLY ex-gay hubby, but she'll let us know her views on celery.
Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Nom fan, blaming the passage of same-sex marriage on the murder of an eight year-old Hassidic boy in Brooklyn, who was killed by a heterosexual, divorced observant Jew:
"Why was this [death of Kletzky] allowed to happen? Let’s think about it. If we go back to the cause, the effect was he was the victim, but the cause was a Jew [Yiddish] that the evil will come to destroy you within your midst. For too long we have been turning our cheek, we have been turning away and ignoring the agenda of the descendants of Amalek [evil]. First they [gays] wanted rights, then they wanted adoption, they wanted special protections, and ultimately they wanted marriage. And we all know that we did precious little. If those three or fourth thousand people [who searched for the boy when he went missing], at the direction of the greater Israel and their leaders and their common sense, would have come out, maybe, against the marriage, against this final nail in the coffin of morality, maybe we wouldn’t have had to had this episode of Amalek [evil] replay itself. This is a time for introspection. This came in the very aftermath of the marriage bill, my dear friends, and not doing anything."
Quite the strecth, Rabbi.
The mrder of an inncoent child di not occur because marriuage equality passed the New York Legislature.
The murderr occurred because a sick, twisted indivisual hurt a child.
Focus your anger where it should be Rabbi, and stp spreading evil yourself.
Bill Donahue, of the Catholic League, on civil servants losing their jobs because they won't issue lmarriage licenses to same-sex couples:
"Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer enthusiastically signed a law extending religious rights in the workplace, one that went beyond the 'reasonable accommodation' provision of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Indeed, under New York State law, the onus is on the employer to show that it would cause "undue hardship" if an employee were to exercise his "sincerely held" religious beliefs. Now it is fatuous to say that it would cause an undue hardship in the workplace if clerks, and deputy clerks, who do not have an issue with giving marriage licenses to homosexuals handled these matters for those who do. It cannot be said too strongly: Bullying those who have religious objections is despicable. There is an obvious hole in New York's gay marriage law: religious exemptions need to be extended to lay people, not just the clergy."
Here's the thing, Bill.
We have a Seapartion of Chruch and State, which means we cannot, or at least we should not, let our rleigiuous influences, color our job choices.
Meaning, if you work for the governemnt, your religion should not come into play.
It's simple, asshat.
If someone, working a civil servant job, for the governement, wants to impse their religious beliefs on the people they are paid to serve, then they can either quit, or be fired.