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Posted on 28 Dec 2006 at 5:20pm

“Just because you can conceive a child outside a one-woman, one-man marriage doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Love can’t replace a mother and a father.”

Carrie Gordon Earll, a policy analyst for Focus on the Family, on why the decision by Mary Cheney to get pregnant and have a child with her partner, Heather Poe, was unwise

“I hope he gets fucked by a kangaroo and eaten by crocs.”

Singer and gay icon Liza Minnelli, after being told that her ex-husband, David Gest, was going to be in a “Survivor”-type reality show set in Australia

“I finally got to see it on New Year’s Day at the Magnolia and went with my 13-year-old. I cried several times. It was just an incredible film, one that will hopefully open some people’s hearts and make everyone more tolerant. Love is love, pure and simple.”

Dallas Mayor Laura Miller on seeing the movie “Brokeback Mountain”

“Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. Government, by recognizing and protecting marriage, serves the interests of all.”

President Bush, on the need for a federal constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman

“According to the way we are taught, and what it says in the Bible it is.”

Jennifer Hudson, when asked during a press conference promoting the movie “Dreamgirls if she thinks being gay is a sin

“I try to stay away from churches who don’t accept gays. I mean, I can’t be a part of phony. It’s not God’s way. You embrace all people. I think that’s what God wants, for all of us to love all of us, no matter who we are, what we do or whatever.”

Singer Patti LaBelle, while on a gospel tour of megachurches, to the Michigan gay newspaper Between The Lines

“This whole situation has opened up a dialog about whether the Democratic Party can actually be a party of redemption and grace.”

Tom Malin, who lost his bid to be the Democratic nominee for the District 108 seat in the Texas House after it was revealed he had once worked as a gay prostitute

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, December 29, 2006.

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