Outspoken: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Elizabeth Taylor and more…

“It’s all well and good that 51 percent of us support the right of gay men and lesbians to tell it to the judge, but really, what hubris makes us think we have a right to say yea or nay in the first place?”

— Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts, who supports gay marriage, in a post titled “Rights are rights, not gifts.” (Miami Herald, March 28)

“I never thought I would get to kiss Michael Douglas. I kind of think of it in algebra terms, back to my high-school days. It’s like the transitive property – by kissing Michael Douglas, I am making out with Catherine [Zeta-Jones, Douglas’ wife].”

Matt Damon, who plays the boyfriend of Liberace, portrayed by Michael Douglas, in a new film about the flamboyant gay pianist. (People Magazine, March 27)

“I just saw Matt… and I was teasing him. I was saying, ‘Bring a lot of ChapStick, babe.’”

— Actor Michael Douglas on preparing to kiss Matt Damon in a new movie about Liberace (E! Online, March 23)


Top photo: Actress Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away on March 23 (Publicity photo)