Anti-gay group publicly blasts Stabenow for Roberts vote


WASHINGTON - The anti-gay group Focus on the Family took out ads in fourteen papers across Michigan on Oct. 2, including the Detroit News and Free Press, criticizing Michigan's U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow for her vote against John Roberts, George W. Bush's nominee for Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberts was opposed by every major national pro-gay human rights organization.

Despite claims by a Focus on the Family spokesperson in an Oct. 3 Citizen Link article that "Partisan politics have no place in the consideration and confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee," the ad urges readers to "Remind (Stabenow) that when she votes for the next Supreme Court justice, her first responsibility is to Michigan families - not liberal special-interest groups."

Bush's nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connor is Harriet Miers, who is on record as supporting anti-gay sodomy laws. O'Connor voted to strike down Texas' anti-sodomy law in 2003, thus protecting same-sex couples' right to private, consensual conduct.

The Focus on the Family spokesperson also said that "the president is under no constraint to nominate individuals who will maintain 'balance' on the court."

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