Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Ted Olson, who argued the Supreme Court case that ended California’s ban on same-sex marriage, condemning Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for calling the decision “judicial activism.”
It is a sad thing when people don’t understand that the people cannot vote away the rights of minorities.
TFN founder and current president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, during Wednesday’s anniversary of the Wendy Davis filibuster.
One year later, we come back together, and we’re all in. Know what we’re going to do to restore women’s rights and health in Texas? We’re going to do any damn thing it takes.
Jonathan Saenz, the lawyer/lobbyist who heads up Texas Values, insisting that supporters of LGBT equality are out to imprison anyone who opposes them.
That’s right, that’s right. You know, they tried to do something like that here in Texas. … But I mean, this is what they want. I mean, there’s no question. I’ve seen it. I’ve seen them try to do it with legislation here in Texas at the state level. It is a goal of theirs to put people in jail that disagree with homosexual marriage, without question — or the homosexual lifestyle.
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Dan Patrick, Republican nominee for Texas lieutenant governor, at this past weekend’s “Faith and Freedom Coalition” policy conference.
We have too many candidates and too many elected officials that think politics and service is about them. It’s about Him. It’s about building the kingdom for Him.
John Paulk, a former spokesman for the “ex-gay” movement.
There was a time in my life when I used to sound a lot like Rick Perry. In fact, for more than ten years I was one of the nation’s leading spokesmen for the ‘ex-gay’ movement. But I was in denial. It wasn’t in fact true, any of it. Worse than being wrong, it was harmful to many people—and caused me years of pain in my own life. Which is why I have this to say to the Rick Perrys of the world: You don’t understand this issue. At all.
Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, claiming that gay marriage is bad for the economy.
When we continue to see a decline in marriage and a redefinition of marriage, you get less marriage. You get families that aren’t as strong, and as a result, society generally, the economy suffers.
Jody Hice, a Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat from Georgia.
Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology. It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.
Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, drawing parallels between the ongoing debate over marriage equality and the nation’s long struggle over slavery and civil rights for African-Americans.
The battle looked like it was lost, but it really wasn’t. And that’s kind of like where we are right now. Anybody heard lately that we’re losing the marriage issue? Anybody heard that argument? You notice some similarities? I’m not comparing slavery to same-sex marriage, OK? I’m just pointing out that when you have these fights, what’s interesting is that if you look at same-sex marriage, it’s now legal in 17 states.
Bonus: David Barton is still lying about San Antonio.