Miers' record on gays and abortion

Since stonewalling doesn't seem to be an acceptable reason to reject a nominee for the highest court in the land, we're left to plumb the public records of Harriet Miers, the candidate who, despite being called "complete mediocrity" by Ann Coulter, still makes me nervous.

On abortion: we learn from Lorlee Bartos, Miers' former campaign manager (from her run for Dallas city council in the '89) that: "She is on the extreme end of the anti-choice movement..."

Her record on gays is a mixed bag: Some point out that it's fairly moderate, noting that she did answer yes to a survey question asking whether or not gays should have the same civil rights as "straights." But then, where the rubber hits the road on those rights (sorry), like the repeal of the anti-sodomy laws, she was opposed to it. In other words: she supported the outlawing of gay sex. Which sure doesn't sound like full equality to me. (Direland / L-files)

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