The Week in Quotes (Sept. 1 – 7)

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

Texas Railroad Commissioner and Republican candidate for attorney general Barry Smitherman, on how he believes the unborn would vote. During the speech to an anti-choice group, Smitherman also characterized opponents of abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature as “satanic, evil and crude.”

(A)nd I bet they would vote Republican.

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Alicia Butler, on the Texas National Guard’s refusal to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits despite a Pentagon directive to do so.

It’s so petty. It’s not like it’s going to stop us from registering or stop us from marrying. It’s a pointed way of saying, ‘We don’t like you.’

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Texas State Board of Education member Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio, promoting fear and hate in the San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance debate.

If the NDO passes, child molesters and sexual deviants will love this ordinance.

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, on the nondiscrimination ordinance passed by the city council on Thursday.

Whether you are white or black, Christian or Jew, whether you are straight or gay, San Antonio belongs to you too. This is a city that belongs to everyone. This ordinance is about saying there are no second class citizens in San Antonio.

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