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Quotelines
by Rex Wockner
2008-08-13

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'I am for The values That two-parent families, the traditional family, represents. ... And I also do point out that many of these decisions are made by the states, as we all know. And I will do everything I can to encourage adoption, to encourage all of the things that keeps families together, including educational opportunities, including a better economy, job creation. And I'm running for president because I want to help families in America. And one of my positions is that I believe that family values and family traditions are preserved.' — Presidential candidate John McCain when asked, 'There are several hundred thousand children in the country who don't have a home, and if a gay couple wants to adopt them, what's wrong with that?' on ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos, July 27. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have no restrictions on gay adoption.

' ( It was ) Really excitIng but it was a fuck-up Too. You can think you have the capacity to deal with it ( fame ) but nothing prepares you for it. I really thought I didn't care, that I could be famous and not be altered by it—but you are. You get caught up in it and some of it is real but for the most part, it's superficial and very fragile or temporary.' — Out singer k.d. lang to Britain's Guardian newspaper, July 16.

'The scriptures Were writtenen In Patriarchal tImes, times of slavery, times of polygamy. And when you go for a literalist reading you run into trouble. Women wear hats in church, for example, because St. Paul said you should keep your head covered. And your mouth shut, by the way.' — Openly gay and noncelibate New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to The Times of London, July 27.

'My girlfriend Gave me a Tiffany diamond ring and proposed. I cried. We want to make sure to get married before the ballots in November, but we both have hectic traveling schedules. It's more whirlwind than romance, but we're hoping for the first weekend in September.' — Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer to Seattle Gay News, July 4.

'I'm totally off the states now. The reaction to 9/11 and then George Bush—really, they've got very blobby as a nation. Now they ( the Americans ) are whiny victims whose language is entirely taken from two TV shows— Friends and Sex And The City—and there's nothing sexy about them anymore. And that kind of semi-blindness about the rest of the world, which was attractive when America was exciting, is really unattractive now.' — Gay actor Rupert Everett to Britain's Radio Times, June issue.

'You [ In The Church of England ] have so many gay clergy, gay partnered clergy, gay couples who are both clergy. The bishops know it. Their congregations know it. But can you get anyone to talk about it? Oh, no. I think it's a holdover from Victorian times.' — Openly gay and noncelibate New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson to The Times of London, July 27.

—Assistance: Bill Kelley


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