Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
American Values President Gary Bauer’s response to numerous polls that show most Americans are now in favor of legalizing same sex marriage.
No, I’m not worried about it because the polls are skewed.
Carol Everett, at a rally sponsored by far-right groups at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
We win. You know why we win? Because we’re on God’s side and we’re the only side having babies.
President Abraham Lincoln, quoted in a column by Jim Wallis.
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side.
Thomas Peters, the spokesman for the far-right National Organization for Marriage, downplaying recent polls showing rising support for gay marriage among younger Christians.
Bottom line: Do we have more work to do with millennials on the issues of marriage? Absolutely. Are pro-marriage voices among the youth shouted down? Absolutely. Do young people deserve to have a free, fair debate about marriage? Absolutely. Finally, since when do we make policy decisions based on what 18-year-olds think?
Roberta Kaplan, a lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday arguing in favor of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.
The fact of the matter is, Mr. Chief Justice, that no other group in recent history has been subjected to popular referenda to take away rights that have already been given, or exclude those rights, the way gay people have.