SHe Said May 18, 2006

By |2006-05-18T09:00:00-04:00May 18th, 2006|News|

“I don’t think it should be used as a campaign tool, obviously. …It requires a lot of sensitivity to just talk about the issue – a lot of sensitivity.”
– Laura Bush speaking on “Fox News Sunday” about the proposed constitutional amendment against marriage equality, as quoted by The Associated Press, May 14, 2006.

“It all smacks of the pseudo-controversy when Lynne Cheney, Mary’s mother, pitched such a fit when Kerry and Edwards mentioned her daughter’s lesbianism. Why was she so upset? Surely not that she was embarrassed by her daughter? She’s said many times that she isn’t. The only thing I can think was that the indignation was a very helpful emotion to play to the Republican base. How dare the Democrats accuse Dick Cheney’s daughter of something that is true?”
– C.W. on Mary Cheney’s new book, as posted to, May 11, 2006.

“[Mary] Cheney is certainly no profile in political courage…. Still, it’s awfully easy for an outsider to say what Mary Cheney should have done when family loyalty collided with personal conviction.”
– Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post, May 9, 2006.

“Governor Dean’s record on [LGBT] issues since becoming DNC chair has been sorely and sadly lacking. The Democratic Party chair should stand by and fight for the party’s own platform and values. In light of Governor Dean’s pandering and insulting interview today with the Christian Broadcasting Network, we have decided to return the DNC’s recent $5,000 contribution to us. We do so with great sadness, knowing that the Democratic Party has long been a champion of our rights.”
– National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman in a May 10, 2006 press statement.

“[During a May 10 Christian Broadcasting Network interview] I misstated the Democratic Party’s platform, which does not say that marriage should be limited to a man and a woman, but says the Party is committed to full inclusion of gay and lesbian families in the life of our nation and leaves the issue to the states to decide.”
– Howard Dean in a May 11, 2006 statement issued by the DNC.

“Howard Dean puts his foot in his mouth so often that he should open a pedicure wing in the DNC.”
– Patrick Guerriero, Log Cabin Republican president, as quoted by The Washington Blade, May 15, 2006.

“It’s well known that legal solutions like so-called ‘civil unions’ are gaining ever greater acceptance, even if, while they exclude the responsibilities of marriage, they claim the same rights. Sometimes, there is the wish even to change the definition of marriage to legalize homosexual unions, granting them the right to adopt children.”
– Pope Benedict XVI urging Christians to defend traditional heterosexual marriage as a “pillar of humanity,” as quoted by ABC News Online, May 14, 2006.

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