Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nuggets & Bites

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Nuggets & Bites

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"Just as some used Christian scripture to support African slavery, so today some use scripture to support homophobia, This is an abuse and misuse of the word of God.

"Is it not extraordinary that we as Christians are opposing the rights of persons who desire to marry while others historically privileged to do so seemingly desecrate the sacrament with countless divorces, remarriages, and annulments? Should we not rejoice that there are those who want to uphold the sanctity of marriage regardless of their gender or sexual orientation?"

--From "God Don't Like Ugly," an opinion column by African-American theology professor Diana Hayes printed in the National Catholic Reporter, October 7

Ellen DeGeneres (responding to Sen. Hillary Clinton's offer to show her around New York City): "We'll go see some theater, and we'll hang out and do some stuff there. We'll go to clubs." Hillary Clinton: "You'll go to the clubs."

--An exchange during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, October 13

"[California governor Arnold] Schwarzenegger wants to have it both ways, insisting as he vetoed the [marriage equality] bill that California is a leader in 'recognizing and respecting domestic partnerships and the equal rights of domestic partners. …

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