SHe Said March 30, 2005

By |2006-03-30T09:00:00-05:00March 30th, 2006|News|

“The GOP’s message to straight Americans: If you have sex, we want it to f–k up your lives as much as possible. No birth control, no emergency contraception, no abortion services, no life-saving vaccines. If you get pregnant, tough shit…. WhatÕs it going to take to get a straight-rights movement off the ground? The GOP in Kansas is seeking to criminalize hetero heavy petting, for God’s sake! Wake up and smell the freaking holy war, breeders! The religious right hates heterosexuality just as much as it hates homosexuality.”
{ITAL – Dan Savage in his March 22, 2006 Savage Love column as published in The Metro Times.
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“Gays who seek to marry want the same thing. They’re not looking for the right to sleep around. They already have that. It’s called dating. A friend once explained to me why gay men have sex on the first date: Nobody says no. Your partner, being of the same sex, is as eager as you are to get it on. But he’s also as eager as you are to get it on with somebody else. And if you really like him, you don’t want that. You want him all to yourself. That’s why marriage, not polygamy, is in your nature, and in our future.”
– William Saletan in a March 23, 2006 piece on Slate.com.

“John McCain has embarked on a dangerous policy of appeasement that coddles the anti-gay base of the Republican Party. No Republican can win their party’s presidential nomination without the institutional backing of Republican power-brokers like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Over the past few months, we have seen John McCain back anti-marriage amendments, stump for anti-gay activists running for elected office and demonstrate his dependence on social conservatives.”
– Eric Stern, National Stonewall Democrats Executive Director in a March 28, 2006 statement.

“The Democrats are viewed as the party of gay rights because that’s part of their historic tradition of supporting civil rights for all Americans…. They will never be anti-gay enough to satisfy their opponents.”
{ITAL – Evan Wolfson, as quoted in the Washington Blade, March 22, 2006.
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“With proposals to ban same-sex marriage on the ballots in at least six states … turning the black homosexual into the latest political boogeyman will undoubtedly prove valuable to the Republican Party, perhaps proving the tipping point in close midterm elections this November. There is an oft-quoted scripture in Revelation 3:16: ‘So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.’ This might well be the fate of the silent religious majority and the Democratic Party, unless black clergy are willing to deliver a message of acceptance as impassioned as that of their conservative counterparts.”
– Yolanda Young in a USA Today opinion piece, March 9, 2006.

“If you can reach the gay audience, that’s it, you’ve made it. It’s the biggest tastemaking audience that people follow, and it’s a tough audience to get. If you’re lucky enough to have them support you, you’re in.”
– Michael Buble as quoted in the April 2006 issue of Out.

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