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"Justice Scalia has no pity for the millions of gay Americans on whom sodomy laws and official homophobia have such an effect, so it is difficult to sympathize with his brief moment of 'humiliation.'"

--Excerpt from an open letter e-mail from New York University law student Eric Berndt, who was criticized for asking Antonin Scalia (left), "Do you sodomize your wife?" at a law school Q&A on April 12

"The Supreme Court says we have the right to kill babies and the right to commit buggery.... It is a sick and sad joke that we have a Constitution here."

--Michael Schwartz, chief of staff for freshman Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, during a pane/discussion at a right-wing conference on the federal judiciary in Washington, D.C., April 7-8, as quoted by TheNation.com, April 11

"So disgusting that it would make any person vomit."

--Fiji magistrate Syed Muhktar Shah on the private, consensual homosexual acts that resulted in criminal convictions for a Fijian man and an Australian tourist, in passing sentence on April 5, as quoted in the Fiji Times

"In so far as we can tell by our monitoring, [Procter &, Gamble] has stopped their sponsorship of TV programs promoting the homosexual lifestyle, such as Alice and Grace."

--From an American Family Association press release ending its P&G boycott, as quoted by Broadcasting & Cable, April 18

"Can I say Charlize Theron [is the best kisser], since I kissed her too in a movie?"

--Penelope Cruz (far left), on who is the best kisser from her film career, as quoted by Jeannette Walls on MSNBC.com, April 11

"I could build a Lincoln Log. cabin of homophobic denial. There's been a cover-up ... to hide what they regard ,as dirty, linen in Abe s faded carpetbag.'

--Civil War historian Michael Chesson, on many historians' reaction to C.A. Tripp's book The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln, which concludes that Lincoln was bisexual, as quoted by the Associated Press, April 18
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Title Annotation:reactions of public figures to homosexuality
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 24, 2005
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