Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
A callous and offensive comment state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Fort Worth, made in an online forum.
Rape is non existent in marriage, take what you want my friend!
U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, in a brief on behalf of the Obama administration asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Texas’ HB2 anti-abortion law.
Those requirements are unnecessary to protect — indeed, would harm — women’s health, and they would result in closure of three quarters of the abortion clinics in the state.
Donald Trump, casting doubt on Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president because he was born in Canada.
It’s a problem for him, and it’s a problem obviously for the Republicans. Let’s assume he got a nomination and the Democrats bring suit, the suit takes two to three years to solve, so how do you run?
Former Texas State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar.
And so when we have 88 to 90 percent, which is approximately the number of the students that are being educated within our socialized education system, effectively indoctrinating our children with our own tax dollars, guess what? We lose every other issue. We lose life, we lose marriage, we lose all of it. So I think this is the linchpin issue.
Clay Robison, spokesman for the Texas State Teachers Association, responding to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s vow to pursue private school voucher legislation.
What we have in Texas is an epidemic of failing state leaders, including the lieutenant governor, when it comes to adequately and fairly paying for public education.