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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"Many Americans, especially parents, still have deep concerns about the direction of our culture, and the health of our most basic institutions. They are concerned about unethical conduct by public officials, and discouraged by activist courts that try to redefine marriage.... As we look at these challenges, we must never give in to the belief that America is in decline, or that our culture is doomed to unravel."

--President George W. Bush, linking same-sex marriage to the looming doom of American culture, in his State of the Union speech, January 31

"The right-wing is busy building a lie that yesterday's funeral of Coretta Scott King was somehow disrespectful to this great woman and the legacy she left behind.... They're trying to make the left wing defensive about standing up for what's right. And they ought to be ashamed of themselves for even moving their forked tongues to speak such nonsense."

--Out activist and writer Keith Boykin, writing on his Web site, Keithboykin.com, February 8

"Sean Hayes--who has for years played a ridiculous stereotype on the minstrel show that is Will & Grace--made a few Brokeback jokes in his acceptance [speech at the Screen Actors Guild awards]. …

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