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“My daugh­ter led me to sup­port the mar­riage equal­ity law in New York when we were de­bat­ing it, and to op­pose North Carolina’s de­nial of mar­riage equal­ity, and to do all th­ese other things. So I want to thank her too. Thank you, GLAAD. Thank you, Chelsea.”

— For­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton ad­dress­ing the April 20 GLAAD Me­dia Awards gala in Los An­ge­les, where he re­ceived the Ad­vo­cate for Change award. (Salon.com, April 20)

“If two peo­ple in love want to get mar­ried, let them get mar­ried. Just mind your own busi­ness and don’t worry about it. If ev­ery­body would mind his own busi­ness, or her own busi­ness, as the case may be, we’d be a lot bet­ter off.”

— “Golden Girl” Betty White at the an­nual GLAAD Me­dia Awards gala in Los An­ge­les (GLAAD, April 20)

“We have here a de­bate over same-sex mar­riage, but is it re­ally just about mar­riage? Or does it go far be­yond that to de­stroy the tra­di­tional fam­ily and build­ing a coun­try with­out God?”

— Pat Robert­son on a re­cent episode of “The 700 Club” where the tel­e­van­ge­list com­pared gay rights ac­tivists to fol­low­ers of the Il­lu­mi­nati while dis­cussing the push for mar­riage rights in France (Right Wing Watch, April 17)

“New rule, John McCain has to try spend­ing a Sun­day morn­ing with his fam­ily. Look, Se­na­tor, I’m with you. Any­thing to avoid church, but come on. It’s Sun­day morn­ing. There’s got to be an eas­ier way to tell Lind­sey Gra­ham you don’t want to cud­dle.”

— Bill Maher jok­ing dur­ing a “New Rules” seg­ment of his HBO show that Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lind­sey Gra­ham (R-SC) are gay lovers. The joke has drawn crit­i­cism from some con­ser­va­tive blog­gers and pun­dits. (“Real Time with Bill Maher,” April 19)

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