Ben Cohen, rugby player and straight LGBTQ ally, on New York's gay marriage law:
"It’s nice to be in love with someone, and of course you want to have that extra bond of being married and not perceived to be different. [The idea that] because you’re gay you can’t experience being married is wrong."
It's nice when someone associated with such a masculine sport as rugby, where one might think homophobia rampant, can stand up, and speak up, for the rights of the LGBT community.
And he was doing so long before it became the cool thing to do.
Hot. Smart. Athletic. Compassionate.
What's not to love?
Presidential candidate Fred Karger, on President Obama's marriage stance:
"I am puzzled that a man who is the product of a biracial marriage, whose own parents could not have married in 16 states before 1967, seems unable to understand the extreme pain that bigotry causes... I have never heard of anyone switching sides from pro-gay marriage, as the president used to be, to anti-gay marriage."
While I don't agree with Karger on everything, he is right that Obama used to be for equality, and now he's a little, well, ambiguous.
Evolve already. Fierce advocate.
Cory Monteith, of Glee, has joined the 'Straight But Not Narrow' campaign, an effort to encourage young heterosexual men to show support for their gay peers:
"So, maybe you like to play football, maybe you like to sing and dance, maybe you like both. Maybe you don't like either. Doesn't matter. Just be yourself. Just be you, because that's good enough for me. We're guys talking to guys about guys who like guys."
While the fight for equality is intrinsically a gay fight, it can't ever be won without the support of the heterosexual community, and I love the idea of people like Ben Cohen and Cory Monteith standing up, and speaking up, for gay men and women. and tolerance and understanding and equality.
Linda Harvey, fucktard head of the SPLC-certified hate group Mission America, on Obama and the "homosexual agenda":
"Our President has launched a broad scale attack on traditional values. If homosexuals and transgenders are allowed to live and love as they see fit, we would have a whole societal mess on our hands, which is already starting to happen in some areas. We’re already seeing the denial of liberty, intimidation tactics, and flat out dirty tricks in the effort to silence concerned citizens, especially Christians. And I’m sure many of you are as dismayed as I am over our hyper-sexualized culture, well homosexual activism only puts that trend on steroids. It’s not a rights issue, its cultural revolution, where homosexuality is declared acceptable, the harm and detriments disguised, and no other views are allowed. And that’s not human rights, friends, it’s anti-family tyranny. We need someone else as President, don’t you think? Someone who loves and honors God, His design, and truth itself."
Linda? You're an ass.
No one, no one, saying Christians can't all gather and preach their love of God and their hate of Gays. You can do that. it's called Freedom Of Speech, bitch. Like, I have the right to call you a bitch.
What you cannot do, you twisted mind-fucking dimwit, is use your religion to set the laws for everyone in this country.
All men, and women, are created equal, and I would like to see them treated that way.
Bishop Thomas Tobin, of the Providence Catholic Diocese, on the notion of Civil Unions becoming legal in Rhode Island--and they have:
"I am deeply disappointed that Rhode Island will establish civil unions in our state. The concept of civil unions is a social experiment that promotes an immoral lifestyle, is a mockery of the institution of marriage as designed by God, undermines the well-being of our families, and poses a threat to religious liberty. Can there be any doubt that Almighty God will, in His own time and way, pass judgment upon our state, its leaders and citizens, for abandoning His commands and embracing public immorality? I encourage Catholics to pray for God’s patience, mercy and forgiveness in these distressing times."
Um, Bishop? Honey?
When you want to talk about an immoral lifestyle--and rational people know that being gay is not a lifestyle, but a life--shouldn't you look around your church, first, and work hard, real hard, on casting out all those child-raping priests in your midst?
If you wanna talk immorality, and illegality, let's look at you and yours, aiding and abetting child molesters.
So, pray all you want, I think God is praying you'll do the right thing and actually start protecting children.
Marcus Bachmann, husband wacknut Teabaggin' presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, and an "ex-gay' therapist and ALLEGED homosexual, on The Gays:
"We have to understand: barbarians [gays] need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps. And let’s face it: what is our culture, what is our public education system doing today? They are giving full, wide-open doors to children, not only giving encouragement to think it but to encourage action steps. That’s why when we understand what truly is the percentage of homosexuals in this country, it is small. But by these open doors, I can see and we are experiencing, that it is starting to increase."
He's as stupid as his wife, and just as dangerous.
Spreading fear as gospel.
Demeaning gay people by calling them barbarians and suggesting wee need 'discipline.'
What we need, you self-loathing, closeted, mother-effin' moron, is be treated equally, and with dignity, and for people like you and your numbskull of a wife, to stop spreading lies and fear and intimidation.
Which, of course, you do because it's the only way people will listen to you.
Brad Pitt, on New York's recently passed gay marriage law:
"It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens. But it is each American's Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit. No state should decide who can marry and who cannot. Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage."
Hot, sexy, smart, compassionate.
And with a wife who is hot, sexy, smart and compassionate.
What's not to love?
And, Pitt puts his money where his mouth is. he donated $100,000 of his own money to fight California's anti-gay Proposition 8.
Lady Gaga, on the accusation that she uses LGBT politics to sell records:
“To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me as a person... I would say the top thing I think about every single day of my life, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality.”
I would hope that she isn't using us, but when she does things like write "The Next Big Gay Anthem" in ten minutes, I wonder.
But then she did motivate many people in New York to call and write their senators about marriage equality.......