Andrew J. Miller, Indiana's BMV director was arrested in a public men's room yesterday. Yes, it was for what you might think.
Ever since License Branches were taken out from under the patronage system, they've been getting better and better -- and BMV directors have been getting into trouble. One of his predecessors had at least one drunken-driving incident and, if I recall correctly, served as BMV chief while not having a valid driver's license himself. It is as if there's an inverse relationship between user-friendliness of the BMV's storefronts and the luridness of the BMV director's private life.
In this incident, I am reminded of the failure of sociology to produce hard numbers; if they could prove letting gay men marry one another would reduce the amount of public-loo sex, I suspect such measures would have a greater success in legislatures and on ballots. There's no knowing if this is so; men in general seem to have more of a yen for quick and risky sex and when both partners are wired up for that, well....
--OTOH, and I know there'll be plenty of folks gay and straight claiming I am totally off-base with this and the participants rilly, rilly like it, but dang, how freakin' miserable must it be to be conducting one's dating life semi-anonymously in public lavatories?
There's been a lot of talk in the media about "National Coming Out Day" on the 11th of October. Look here, Andrew, a closet's awkward enough but a bathroom stall is no place to be skulking around.
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