" It's hard for me to look at two couples in Vermont, both legally married, (and) say to one, 'We can help you with your immigration problems,' but to the other one, 'Sorry, the law requires us to discriminate against you.' But the Republicans made very clear that they would defeat the whole immigration bill if that amendment was in there "
" I'm very proud of the way Republicans and Democrats have come together this session to reflect the values of people who live in Texas. Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst's actions threaten to poison that as we go into a special session ... He's going to spend hundreds of thousands of thousands of taxpayer dollars in a special session for purposes that serve his interests alone. "