"As a gay man, I yearn for a president who believes in equal rights for all Americans. But most of all, as an American, I yearn for a president that the world can root for and be inspired by."
Out Democratic Party Treasurer Andrew Tobias, as quoted by The Bilerico Project
"We will continue to work with the Legislature, the medical community and the lawyers to achieve meaningful reform to reduce costs, reduce the number of people injured by malpractice, protect those who are injured, improve the financial health of the insurance companies and create a competitive market for medical malpractice insurance."
Eric Dinallo, superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department. Read the full release.
Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher
"I came to realize that no matter how many hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on advertising every year, and regardless of how seriously some people who run agencies may take themselves, there is at least as much lunacy as logic where Madison Avenue crosses the streets of the corporate world."
Allen Rosenshine, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
"As fall approaches, bringing with it the mass exodus from home to college, it is an important time to review your student's insurance coverage."
Commissioner Jim Atterholt, Indiana Department of Insurance. Read the full release.
"One of the goals is not only to celebrate, but to focus that we are the messengers of a pro-equality message and send our message to our candidate."
Rick Stafford, chairman of the LGBT Americans caucus at the Democratic National Committee, on LGBT delegates' role at the national convention, as quoted in The Denver Post
"Right now most of the damage, obviously, will be damage from rising water. About 30 percent of Florida home owners have flood insurance and many of these areas affected are in flood zones and it's fortunate that most of those policies will be covered with flood insurance."
Kevin McCarty, Florida insurance commissioner. Read the full story.
UN DISPATCH: ICC jurisdiction in Darfur can, if the Security Council authorizes it, be suspended for up to a year. However, according to someone who helped negotiate the Rome Statute, this assumption may actually rest on shaky legal ground.