Outspoken: Rapper Lil B, Pat Robertson, Rachel Maddow and more…

“We all agree that marriage is a fundamental right. And in our country, and in our society, there are no second-class citizens.”

— Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones in a video for the Human Rights Campaign’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality effort. (On Top Magazine, April 26)

“I hope my election victory will help our fellows nationwide to have hope for tomorrow, as many of them cannot accept themselves, feel lonely and isolated and even commit suicide.”

Taiga Ishikawa, who won a seat in Tokyo ward elections last week, becoming the first openly gay elected official in Japan. (AFP, April 26)

“If a woman is a lesbian, what advantage does she have over a married woman? Or what deficiency does she have? [She can’t have children.] And so if these married women don’t have children, they abort their babies, that kind of puts them on a level playing field.”

— “700 Club” televangelist Pat Robertson on how liberals support “killing babies” through abortion to help advance gay rights. (“700 Club” via Care2.com, April 25)


Top photo: Rapper Lil B (publicity photo)