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October 30, 2014

"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.

October 23, 2014

"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.

October 16, 2014

"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.

October 9, 2014

"Hope, optimism, and urgency."

– Dr. Robert Bullard sets the environmental agenda at SXSW Eco.

October 2, 2014

"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.

September 25, 2014

"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.

September 18, 2014

"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.

September 11, 2014

"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.

September 4, 2014

"[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.

August 28, 2014

"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.

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