“I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are.”
– Felicity Huffman, accepting her best actress Golden Globe for her role in “Transamerica,” Jan. 16, 2006.
“Give us straight guys some credit. Not all of us are homophobic and turned off by films that deal with relationships. Occasionally I love to see things blow up, but we’re not all 13-year-old boys anymore. Plus, there’s nothing wrong with a non-sexual crush on Heath Ledger. He makes being a cowboy look awesome once again.”
– Adam Robinson of Washington, D.C. on seeing “Brokeback Mountain,” as quoted by USA Today, Jan. 9, 2006.
“You know, how is it that we have sodomy protected under that due process but prostitution unprotected? It’s schizophrenic.”
– Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) speaking at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Jan. 9, 2006.
“The Family Research Council has not taken an official position [but] we are very, very comfortable with the nomination of Samuel Alito.”
– FRC’s Tony Perkins, as quoted by the Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2006.
“Joking about Christianity isn’t evidence that I’m intolerant — hell, I’m perfectly willing to tolerate Christians. I have never, for instance, attempted to prevent Christians from marrying each other or tried to stop them from adopting children or worked to make it illegal for them to hold certain jobs. I don’t threaten to boycott companies that market their products to Christians, and I don’t organize letter-writing campaigns to complain about Christian characters on television. It would indeed be hypocritical for me to complain about fundamentalist Christians who’ve done all of the above to gay people if I turned around and did the same thing to Christians…”
– Dan Savage in his Jan. 4, 2006 Savage Love column.
“The issue has become one of many ‘wedge’ issues used to split our communities and divide us. Real people are affected by this issue: our friends, our co-workers, our family members, our neighbors. I don’t agree with the politicization of people’s personal lives and I think it is time to move on.”
– Sen. Bill Finkbeiner (R-Kirkland) on why he decided to support an anti-discrimination measure that protects gays and lesbians in Washington state, as quoted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Jan. 10, 2006.