SHe Said

By |2009-04-09T09:00:00-04:00April 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|

“[Cheney is] blessed by a lesbian daughter? Good for him. But I’m curious: How ‘blessed’ can he feel by his daughter when he’s supporting policies that hurt her? How does he manage to have a loving relationship with his daughter while catering to the people who hate her?”
– Jeff Ellis, guest columnist in the Aug. 28 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Vice President Cheney’s recent comment that he was blessed by his daughters, including Mary, who is a lesbian.
“Because the next president could appoint up to three Supreme Court justices, the coming years could be a turning point for the Republican Party if Bush is re-elected.”
– Alabama Gov. Bob Riley at a Republican fundraiser, Aug. 21.
“There was no need for the Republican Party to let this platform get hijacked by the radical right.”
– Patrick Guerriero, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, as quoted in the Aug. 30 edition of USA Today.
“I don’t think we should ever use the Constitution to drive a wedge between us.”
– New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as quoted in the Aug. 30 edition of USA Today.
“I’ve had a conversation with one gay man where he took umbrage with the name and he thought we were poking fun. I lived with two gay men in Ann Arbor, and they and all their friends thought it was a hoot that a bunch of straight boys would come to our shows and rock out.”
– John Speck, singer and guitarist for Detroit rock band The Fags, as quoted in the Sept. 2 edition of the Detroit Free Press.
“On behalf of ‘girlie men’ everywhere I’m perplexed. [On Aug. 31] while you were speaking at the Republican National Convention, you said, ‘To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: Don’t be girlie men.’ I’ve never known girlie men to be pessimistic about much of anything. Think of our leading girlie men icons – Liberace, Paul Lynde, Charles Nelson-Reilly, Freddie Mercury, Nathan Lane, and Harvey Fierstein – all hopeless optimists, smiling and fighting on in the face of adversity.”
– Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in an open letter to Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger Sept. 1.
“Because the union of a man and woman deserves an honored place in our society, I support the protection of marriage against activist judges. And I will continue to appoint federal judges who know the difference between personal opinion and the strict interpretation of the law.”
– George W. Bush during his speech at the Republican Convention.

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