The Week in Quotes (Oct. 1 – 7)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on the court’s return to the bench on Monday with a far-reaching docket that includes cases on LGBT equality and voting rights.

“There’s only one prediction that’s entirely safe about the upcoming term. It will be momentous.”


Rev. Taylor Fuerst of First United Methodist Church of Austin. The church stopped holding weddings until it can perform them for gay and straight couples alike.

“I had plenty of conversations with people who were struggling with this conversation, everyone from folks who are still in disagreement with our church’s stance on full inclusion to folks who agree with that but were uncomfortable changing our practice. It’s one thing to say, ‘This is what we believe,’ but it’s another to — if you’re a straight person — give something up.”


Dana Singiser, vice president for government relations and public policy for Planned Parenthood, on a bill passed by the U.S. House that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

“The agenda behind this bill is clear: to shame women and to ban safe, legal abortion.”


Hannah Simpson, a New York-based writer and comedian, on meeting Gov. Greg Abbott.

“I told him I concern myself with humans being, not humans peeing.”


Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

“It is also high time we asked: How many times must the state’s election laws be ruled intentionally discriminatory before Texas stops this wasteful crusade?”