"There is a perception out there right now that the military is out of control. You are not going to attract the best and the brightest if people believe that if you go into the military you are going to be sexually assaulted." — K. Denise Rucker Krepp, a former Coast Guard officer and attorney, after an AP analysis found an inconsistent pattern of judgment in sex crimes cases out of U.S. bases in Japan.
"I was really just trying to stay calm and kind of reserve my energy. It was a lot of stress up there and even though it's just another competition, the stage and the outreach that this event connects to is out of control." — American Jamie Anderson after she won gold at the Sochi Olympics in the slopestyle snowboarding competition.
"With acceptance of LGBT people rising across our coasts — in our schools, churches, and workplaces — it's clear that America is ready for an openly gay football star." — Sarah Kate Ellis, president of GLAAD, after Missouri football player Michael Sam came out and could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.