Lesbians Remember Harriet Miers

There’s plenty of people who would like you to believe Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is a lesbian. Apparently the meme of the mid-morning (it’s just about played out now) hasn’t made it to real lesbians.

(10-03) 17:23 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers went on record favoring equal civil rights for gays when she ran for Dallas city council, and she said the city had a responsibility to pay for AIDS education and patient services.

But Miers opposed repeal of the Texas sodomy statute – a law later overturned by the court on which she will sit if confirmed – in a survey she filled out for a gay-rights group during her successful 1989 campaign.

The survey by the Lesbian/Gay Coalition of Dallas provides a hint of Miers’ thinking on homosexual rights issues that could come before the court. Although she came to a coalition meeting to answer questions during the campaign, she said at the time that she was not seeking its endorsement.So what did the Lesbian/Gay Coalition think of Miers?

“Usually, if you bothered to come, you wanted our endorsement,” [founder Louise] Young said. “She came to talk to us anyway. I thought that was very odd.” Young added, “She didn’t seem like a right-wing nut or anything like that.”

I’m guessing that if Young had even an inkling that Miers was gay it would be the lede…

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