Blogs Articles Organizations Biography Jack's Book Contact Information Links

Navigation: SOS Sisson > Life Ethics Blog


Jack Sisson's Life Ethics Blog

We must find new ways through many ethical issues, especially regarding bioethics, medical ethics, and criminal justice. Jack Sisson's 'Life Ethics' blog focuses on numerous areas of concern, including the philosophical and ethical dilemmas surrounding stem-cell research, abortion, medical research, and health care.

 
Referencing Mike's October 6th post about Harriet Miers and gays, it sounds like the Houston Chronicle didn't print the whole story. Here's the Chronicle's version:
Civil rights: Miers favored equal civil rights for gays when she ran for Dallas City Council, and said the city had a responsibility to pay for AIDS education and patient services. But she opposed repeal of the Texas sodomy statute — a law later overturned by the Supreme Court. In a survey for the Lesbian/Gay Coalition of Dallas, Miers provides a hint of her thinking on homosexual rights issues. Miers answered Yes to: Do you believe that gay men and lesbians should have the same civil rights as non-gay men and women?
Now, here's a direct quote from Molly Ivins that paints a different picture of Miers' run for City Council:
She ran for city council in 1989 as a moderate, but struggled during her interview with the lesbian/gay coalition. (At the time, it would have been considered progressive to even show up.) The Dallas Police Department did not then hire gays or lesbians, and when asked about the policy, Miers replied the department should hire the best-qualified people, the classic political sidestep answer.

When pressed, she said she did believe one should be able to legally discriminate against gays, and it is the recollection of two of the organization's officers that the response involved her religious beliefs.
So, sounds like Harriet tried to have it both ways, and, considering how most of the media reported it, she pretty much did. But since Ivins knows Texas politics as well as the rest of us know our own names, I'll go with her version.


Comments:
Molly's great, isn't she?
 
Yes, she is.
 
Post a Comment

<< Home
Brain Pills
Roe v. Wade
Stem Cells
Stem Cell Fight!
Bearing Right
Moral Monkey?
Op-ed
Dave's site
Stem Stall
Screamers
Bush the hypocrite

June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   December 2005   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   November 2006   January 2007   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   March 2009   November 2009   April 2010   October 2010   April 2011   May 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   June 2012   November 2012   December 2012   January 2013   February 2013   March 2013   April 2013   May 2013  

only sossisson.com

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?


  Link to us: Link to us!