Monday, April 18, 2005

More on Anti-Gay Sen. Jeff Miller's Campaign to Wreck Heterosexual Marriage

Update: The venerable Jesus General has picked up this story: Homosexual Marriage Claims Another Victim. Thus, any and all hope the Sanctimonious Senator had of slinking through this scandal with minimal damage is now lost. I mean, now the French know.

"He is very hypocritical, fighting for the sanctity of marriage and not keeping his own." ---Suzanne Bridgette Miller (also, see Freedom Press.)

The City Paper reports that Sen. Miller's wife says her husband's affair is with a legislative researcher. According to the tip we spoke of earlier, said researcher works in Sen. Miller's office at Legislative Plaza. While this has yet to be confirmed, to date our tipster has been right on the mark.

Sen. Miller (R-Cleveland) denied everything in earlier accounts, but according to his wife, Brigitte Miller, he is beginning to come clean:

“They’ve been seeing each other for a while,” Mrs. Miller told a Capitol Hill reporter. “Now he admits things. But he said it’s only been since he moved out. But I know better. I’ve got things that tell me differently. . . I think he’s played around for a long time."

This story is getting some attention in the blogosphere; we're glad because the Senator deserves all the negative attention he can get. TN Guerilla Women have been following the Senator's obsession with all things gay for some time. His name is sprinkled throughout this blog, and some of his more infamous remarks are here. Note that the picture was taken before Miller grew his defensive beard. As the rumor goes, Miller grew his manly beard as a defensive response to the revelation that his brother is gay.

Documenting the hypocrisy:

The Peach suggests that it was gay people who wrecked the homophobic Senator's marriage.

Pam's House Blend terms the revelation "a satisfying story."

Suburban Guerilla calls Senator Miller's hypocrisy "predictable."

Alphabitch notes that Miller refused to sign on to the anti-adultery amendment proposed by Senator Cohen (D-Memphis).

Sen. Cohen is one of the few sane legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly. The progressive Senator has voted against the gay marriage ban and against every other homophobic or anti-choice measure proposed by the state's right-wing legislators.

Tennessee has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. Cohen's proposed anti-adultery amendment was meant to illustrate the absurdity of seeking to protect the already-damaged, different-sex marriage institution by banning same-sex marriage (which was already illegal here in TN, and some thanks for this are also due to Sen. Miller's long-time obsession with all things gay).