Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
“We’re all terrified. This is really huge, if they let Texas do this.”
“I preach and teach that we are all created in the image of God. We are all beloved and are all worthy. Every time these (bills) come through, I see a negative impact on real people.”
“My father taught me that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. It’s a simple but powerful notion that lies at the heart of our identity as Americans. It is a truth that continues to drive me today, particularly when it comes to full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.”
“Governor Patrick’s threat to force a special session unless he gets everything his way is regrettable, and I hope that he reconsiders. The best way to end this session is to reach consensus on as many issues as we can. Nobody is going to get everything they want.”
“We’re talking about doing real harm.”