With 'Em, Against 'Em:

Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, while running for the Dallas City Council in 1989, told the Lesbian/Gay Political Coalition of Dallas that she supported full civil rights for gays and lesbians and supported funding for AIDS education and support services, according to a questionnaire she filled out at the time. But Miers also told the group she didn??¢â???¬â???¢t support the repeal of Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code, which was the statute in question in the Supreme Court??¢â???¬â???¢s Lawrence v. Texas ruling that permitted homosexual sodomy. She also rejected the idea that repeal be part of the council??¢â???¬â???¢s legislative agenda. On the issue of hiring homosexuals, Miers said: ??¢â???¬?????I believe that employers should be able to pick the best qualified person for any position to be filled considering all relevant factors.??¢â???¬ 