The Week in Quotes (June 28 – July 4)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.

TFN President Kathy Miller, on Twogether in Texas, a state program that provides couples a discount on a marriage license if they take a class from one of more than 2,500 providers statewide, most of them churches or other faith-based groups.

I think the fundamental issue is that the Supreme Court’s ruling said that same-sex marriages can’t be treated differently than opposite-sex marriages with respect to rights, benefits and responsibilities. A discount on your marriage license is clearly a benefit, and the state should not endorse providers that do not follow the Supreme Court’s ruling with respect to gay and lesbian weddings.

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Rev. Kimberly Smith-Rogers, an associate pastor at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s freedom to marry ruling.

We believe in a God that includes, not excludes.

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“Today Show” co-host Savannah Guthrie, pressing Sen. Ted Cruz on the difference between gay marriage and interracial marriage.

If a state clerk refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, would you agree with that too?

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, following the U.S, Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage.

Today — it’s some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.

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Part of the final paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion holding that couples of the same sex have a constitutional right to wed.

Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

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  • Beverly Margolis says:

    Amazed is amazed over nothing. We are a secular nation, not a spiritual nation. More specifically we are not a Christian nation. The Founders DELIBERATELY kept Christianity and all other religions OUT of our government.
    The preachers who wish to get political are knowingly breaking the law and those people who all of a sudden have “deeply felt religious objections” to same-sex marriage certificates.
    Those hypocrites made an oath, but ending with “so help me God.” I guess their little god couldn’t help them keep their oaths in God’s name.
    They ALL swore to support the Constitution, making them liars and cowards to say nothing traitors.
    And any preachers who tell their congregations who to vote for should INSTANTLY lose their tax-exempt status. They get that tax-exempt status because they agreed NOT to participate in politics. Once again, they are hypocrites and in this case, criminals.

    In both cases, they take God’s name in vain.

  • Amazed says:

    Cruz is correct. One bankrupts us monetarily but the other one more significantly bankrupts us spiritually.

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