Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, on Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s insistence to push a “bathroom bill” in the next legislative session.
It’s politics, folks. It’s a social conservative handing out treats to a hungry base. It’s a trick, and this time, let’s not fall for it.
An email from Donald Trump to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller
Sid, you were fantastic on TV this morning. If all my people were as good as you I’d be 10 points ahead. Thank you!
Kathleen Lyle of Rowlett, responding to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller using a dehumanizing epithet against Hillary Clinton.
Do you speak to females in your family in this fashion? Your female staff members? Your mother? When you speak that word in public about any woman, you have said it to all women and about all women.
Neel Lane, an attorney who successfully represented two same-sex couples in a challenge to the Texas marriage ban, on top state leaders’ support of a lawsuit challenging the city of Houston’s policy granting employee benefits for married same-sex couples.
There really is no excuse for it other than gain political points with a small group of Texans by persecuting another group of Texans.
Equality Texas CEO Chuck Smith, on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a Mississippi law that had been struck down as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.
The man seems to be preoccupied with trying to discriminate against gay and transgender people, and he continues to deploy taxpayer resources in what I believe will be a futile attempt to allow discrimination against LGBT people.