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Capitol Quotes: July 22, 2011

“I know our positions on legal matters are characterized as hate speech, homophobia, Christofacism, any number of pejorative terms that could easily fall into the classification of prejudice.” — Gary McCaleb, senior vice president of the Alliance Defense Fund, on his take of a proposed attorney ethics rule addressing discrimination.

“There’s nothing devious or world order changing involved here.” — Jane Ross, chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, on the same rule.

“Rather than pulling the hammer out and beating them over the head with the hammer, I’m going to serve them up a nice, big, thick porterhouse steak with lots of potatoes. And I’m saying, you guys help me put the gravy on here. That’s it.” — Sen. Frank Antenori, on his plans to reach out to the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and other stakeholders on a successor to SB1322, a vetoed bill on city service privatization.

“The difference between conservatives and liberals is that liberals like to require people to do things a certain way. Conservatives just figure people should be left alone.” — Sen. Don Shooter, R-Mesa, on why he introduced SB 1403, a bill forbidding that public contracts require the winning bidder to negotiate with unions.

‘Everything the Legislature passes is not a suggestion. It’s a law that … every one of the 91 cities and towns would have to comply with.’ — Ken Strobeck, League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

One comment

  1. Don Shooter is from Yuma, not Mesa.

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