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One of those satisfying stories of marriage amendment hypocrisy

Tennessee State Senator Jeff Miller (R) represents District 9. He’s been boinking some chick on the side even as he’s pushing a marriage amendment. He stopped an effort to add an adultery ban to the proposal. Hmmmm…

Read and weep from laughing. (WSMV):

State Sen. Jeff Miller, a Republican from Cleveland, is accused of “inappropriate marital conduct” in a divorce complaint filed Feb. 25 in Bradley County. The senator’s March 2 answer to the complaint “vehemently denies” any inappropriate marital conduct.

He is very hypocritical, fighting for the sanctity of marriage and not keeping his own,” the senator’s wife of 15 years, Bridgitte Suzanne Miller, said in a report in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Jeff Miller, chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus, acknowledged the divorce in a statement Thursday.

“Divorce is a very difficult time for everyone,” he said. “It is a very private matter which is played out in public proceedings. My chief concern right now is the best interest of our children.”

The senator’s wife said Wednesday her husband was involved with a woman in Nashville. She said family members saw him with the woman at a Martina McBride concert. “He told them that she was just a friend,” Ms. Miller said. “That really bothered me.”

The state Senate approved Miller’s marriage protection amendment Feb. 22. In addition to defining marriage as “the historical institutional and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one man and one woman,” it would also forbid state recognition of same-sex marriages.

Miller stopped an attempt to include a constitutional ban on adultery in the amendment.

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