The Week in Quotes (Feb. 15 – 21)

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

Attorney Chuck Herring, on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s attempt to invalidate the marriage of Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant.

They’re already married. It’s cold-hearted, mean-spirited and unseemly to try to do that to an ovarian cancer victim and her family.

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Suzanne Bryant shortly before marrying Sarah Goodfriend. Bryant and Goodfriend became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Texas.

It’s very exciting. My little one was worried about missing her history class. I said we’ll be making history.

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Rev. Leslie Jackson of United Church of Christ in Houston, speaking in favor of full equality for LGBT Texans.

I think that we have heard a lot from the faith community, but we have only heard one side of the faith community. There are Christians in this state that do support equality, but they are hearing from this other, dominant voice. There is another view that needs to be heard.

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New York Times columnist Frank Bruni.

Politicians in general, and Republicans in particular, shouldn’t genuflect as slavishly as they do, not in public. They’re vying to be senators and presidents. They’re not auditioning to be ministers and missionaries.

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Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate political science professor at the University of Houston, on same-sex marriage.

The issue is like a hot spur to Texans.

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