by Mike Kimel
Herman Cain and the Defense of Marriage
This isn’t my usual beat, but I was fascinated to read this statement by Herman Cain’s attorney:
Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public’s right to know and the media’s right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one’s bedroom door.
This is an odd position given that Cain supports a ban on gay marriage. After all, supporters of gay marriage have long argued that what two consenting adults do in their bedroom should be nobody else’s business. I wonder if Cain or his supporters will change their position on gay marriage.