Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, announcing his intent to veto a measure to allow certain public officials to refuse to perform marriage ceremonies on the basis of their religious beliefs.
Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer or magistrate, no public official who voluntarily swears to support and defend the Constitution and to discharge all duties of their office should be exempt from upholding that oath.
State Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, on receiving quiet encouragement from Republicans to kill anti-LGBT bills.
I can’t tell you how many members of the House have come up to me and said, ‘Will y’all please kill these bills, Democrats? Because we don’t feel good about them.’ The reality is there are many Republican members of this Legislature who have gay children, gay siblings, who may be gay themselves but are just not out. As a result, they understand firsthand how hateful this legislation is.
I’m not really sure who it is you don’t trust — the girls, the judges or the entire judicial system?
State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, questioning the intentions of a bill approved Monday that imposes restrictions on minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent.
TFN President Kathy Miller, on state Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, reviving state Rep. Cecil Bell’s bill aimed at defying a potential ruling from the Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide.
This reckless move tosses aside the state’s responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution and callously betrays loving gay and lesbian couples who simply want to make a lifetime commitment and protect their families the same way everyone else does.
State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, on a Senate resolution approved Wednesday reaffirming the same-sex marriage ban, which was voted on 10 years ago.
This resolution is intended by those of us who signed it to demonstrate that we continue to support what the people of this state have expressed.
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