“If same-sex marriage becomes accepted as having equal validity with traditional heterosexual marriage, what kinds of social pressure will our children and grandchildren have to face? …That’s why today I can honestly say on my [syndicated talk radio] show, I admit it; I am homophobic. If I wasn’t homophobic before, I am today.”
– Michael Reagan, the older son of Ronald Reagan, in his forthcoming book “Twice Adopted” as quoted by the Chicago Tribune, Sept. 1.
“The Family Research Council, an ultraconservative anti-everything faction with close White House ties that is packed with sad sexless parents whose own deeply unhappy therapy-bound kids will themselves be coming out of the closet very, very soon as they discover polyamory and vibrators and yoga and Buddhism and get their first taste of freedom from their lost and misguided parents, called Cheney’s remarks disappointing, if not downright ‘grody.'”
– Mark Morford, writing about Dick Cheney’s recent comments about his differences with Bush on the issue of marriage for same-sex couples, in Morford’s Sept. 1 Notes & Errata column on SFGate.com.
“Four years ago, President Bush promised us that he would be a ‘Uniter, Not a Divider.’ A President who would work to protect the rights of all Americans. Now, four years later, after countless attacks on gay and lesbian Americans, it is crystal clear that Bush has misled the American people. Instead of working to unite all Americans, the President has divided our country. In contrast to President Bush’s politics of division, John Kerry will be a president for all Americans, Republican and Democrat, gay and straight. He will continue to fight for the rights of gays and lesbians just as he will fight for the rights of all Americans. The GLBT community is focused on defeating a president who believes gays and lesbians can be fired from their jobs simply because of their sexual orientation. We welcome all GLBT Americans – regardless of party affiliation – to be a part of our effort to defeat Bush and elect the most pro-gay, pro-family ticket in the history of presidential politics
– John Kerry and John Edwards.”- Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe in a statement released Sept. 8.
“You’re in charge because you never back down. Your people are up before dawn figuring out which minority group shouldn’t be allowed to marry today.”
– Michael Moore to the Republican Party in his Aug. 30 column for USA Today covering the Republican National Convention.
“The only possible negative affect that gay marriage can have on American society is that it would make a certain portion of the populace uncomfortable, but if we were to legislate based solely on preserving the comfort of the majority, blacks and women would have never earned the right to vote. The issue shouldn’t even be an issue.”
– Joel Hoard, in an opinion piece in the Sept. 9 issue of The Michigan Daily.