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BTL Staff
By | 2003-05-02T09:00:00-04:00 May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

“I think if we had the vote right now we’d come up short. We’d like to bring it up when we have the best possible chance of getting it passed.”
– Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania), Republican Conference Chair, on the Federal Marriage Amendment as quoted in the New York Times, Jan. 25, 2005.
“It is always disappointing when political leaders are willing to inflame people’s fears for short-term political gain, regardless of the long term cost to our communities and our country.”
– People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas on the reintroduction of the Federal Marriage Amendment in the Senate in a Jan. 24 statement.
“The only institution that this amendment is designed to protect is the Republican party, and even at that this legislation will prove inept.”
– Dave Noble, National Stonewall Democrats executive director, on the reintroduction of the Federal Marriage Amendment in the Senate in a Jan. 24 statement.
“We all like moral values, most of us do, Jon, but it’s like, are there only two? Only abortion and gay marriage. The Republicans seem to say that. Well, I’m an evangelical Christian, which means 3,000 verses in the Bible about poverty. So I would say fighting poverty is a moral value. I would say protecting the environment, God’s creation, is a moral value. I would say how and when we go to war, and whether we tell the truth about it, is a moral value. Is torture a moral value? So, let’s have a better conversation about this.”
– Jim Wallis, author of “God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It,” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jan. 18, 2005.
“I’ve never had that desire to stand in front of a bunch of people and say, ‘This is how I feel – everybody needs to know this.'”
– Ellen DeGeneres on whether marriage was important to her, as quoted in the Jan. 18, 2005 issue of The Advocate.

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