Quotations of the day

“Marriage should not flutter in and out like cellphone service. When it comes to federal programs, even if states are discriminating, the federal government should not.” — Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry after the U.S. Supreme Court extended federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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“This is not a loss. This is a win. You know where I’m going. I’m going home to be with Jesus. Keep the faith. I love you all.” — Kimberly McCarthy, the 500th inmate executed in Texas since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

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“I truly believe the second yell for help was a yelp. It was excruciating. I really felt it was a boy’s voice.” — Jayne Surdyka, a neighbor of murder suspect George Zimmerman, testifying about the struggle she said she saw between Zimmerman and 17-year-old victim Trayvon Martin.

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