“We will be looking at [the equal employment policy], and to be honest with you, I don’t know what the current policy says. To my knowledge, there’s nothing in there. If changes need to be made, well then, we’ll move forward.”
Judge Jim Foster, about equal employment policy for Dallas County LGBT employees
“I did what I could before I had any power to influence these outcomes. That changes tomorrow. This fight isn’t over.”
Massachusetts Gov.-elect Deval Patrick, acknowledging his surprise over a vote by lawmakers there to advance a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage
“These conversations showed me just how much the military has changed, and that gays and lesbians can be accepted by their peers.”
Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explaining in an editorial in the New York Times why he has reversed his opinion on gays and lesbians in the military
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, January 5, 2007.