The Week in Quotes (Aug 2 – 8)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver on the “Crosstalk” radio program, encouraging cities and states to continue resisting the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling.

You know what, if some cities can create sanctuary cities for illegal aliens, why can’t a city or a state create a sanctuary city or state to protect the preborn? And to protect marriage, absolutely.

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Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, voicing his support for the Florida gun shop that is refusing to sell to Muslims.

These are private stores and they’re free to do what they wish. And if they don’t want to sell to the enemy, then good for them. Why would we want to sell guns to people who, when they go to hear a sermon on Friday, are told to go shoot everybody else?

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Noel Freeman, an LGBT activist in Houston, correcting an anchor on the fictitious ‘bathroom issue’ in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.

And in those 40 years across the entire country, zero, zero times has somebody committed an act in a bathroom and claimed a non-discrimination law as a defense. It’s simply not true. The fact of the matter is it has never happened across the entire country in 40 years. It’s never happened.

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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on the Texas voter ID law. The law was found to be a violation of the 50-year old Voting Rights Act.

If on remand the district court finds that SB 14 was passed with a discriminatory purpose, then the law must be invalidated.

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Jorge Salazar, owner of Piñata Party Palace in Austin, Texas, on the demand for Donald Trump piñatas at his store.

People are doing the obvious thing with the piñatas. Hang it and hit it. One guy told me he just wanted it to take out his aggression on. Just wanted to have it near him so he can hit it with a stick.

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