Joe Miller’s Confusing, Contradictory Position on Gay Marriage


For the majority of his walk-and-talk interview with Rachel Maddow yesterday, Alaskan GOP Senate candidate Joe Miller preached the notion that the various states should decide issues of gay rights as they see fit. “I think it’s important that we recognize that there are different approaches to different values, and I think that it’s best for states to be able to make those decisions,” Miller said, pointing out that while Alaska had banned gay marriage, “there are other states that decided different.” He went on and on about this. “Just like our Founders intended, laboratories of democracy,” he said at one point as the two descended an escalator. So, he seemed really into the idea of states being able to decide these issues for themselves.

Twenty seconds later, Miller said he’d vote for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage everywhere.