"If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company."
— Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at the company’s annual meeting defending its support of same-sex marriage to a shareholder who questioned the company’s value after taking its stand. Last year, Starbucks endorsed Washington state’s gay marriage legislation, which led to the National Organization for Marriage launching a campaign called Dump Starbucks that urged consumers to boycott the coffee giant.
"We were not aware of Pastor Giglio’s past comments at the time of his selection and they don’t reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this Inaugural. […] As we now work to select someone to deliver the benediction, we will ensure their beliefs reflect this administration’s vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans."
— The Presidential Inaugural Committee rejects Pastor Giglio’s anti-gay views in a statement.
"I do think visibility is important, more important than preserving my reporter’s shield of privacy."
— CNN’s Anderson Cooper announces he is gay in an email to blogger Andrew Sullivan.