quote of the week 194 results
"This is America – that's why."
– Drunken homophobe McCleish Christmas Benham
explains why he randomly assaulted a fellow
passenger in DFW airport who he thought was gay.
"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law."
– U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls the majority out for leaving Texas' voter ID law in place.
"Tonight, Texan women got justice."
– Amy Hagstrom Miller, president and CEO of Whole Woman's Health, on the decision by SCOTUS to block parts of Texas abortion law House Bill 2.
"Hope, optimism, and urgency."
– Dr. Robert Bullard sets the environmental agenda at SXSW Eco.
"Immigrants often carry invisible diseases."
– State sen. and candidate for lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, R-Houston, when asked about border security during last Monday's debate against state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte.
"To the world, I had an abortion."
– State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, challenging claims that abortion causes negative psychological effects, during last weekend's Texas Tribune Fest women's health panel.
"A photo op with 40 countries does not an army make."
– Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, addressing the House on a resolution authorizing the training of Syrian rebels.
"Even accepting procreation as a legitimate state interest,
[Texas' gay marriage ban] defies logic."
– Attorney Daniel McNeel Lane, representing two same-sex couples suing the state to repeal the law, in a legal brief to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
"[T]he clinics' closure statewide would operate for a significant number of women in Texas just as drastically as a complete ban on abortion."
– U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel on ruling Texas' abortion law, House Bill 2, unconstitutional.
"We need to look at the states, which are lavatories of innovation and democracy."
– Gov. Rick Perry during an Americans for Prosperity event in Manchester, New Hampshire.