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Hearing On Anti-Gay Marriage Legislation Held Valentine's Day

Hearing On Anti-Gay Marriage Legislation Held Valentine's Day

POSTED: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:58am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 3:00pm

SANTA FE, N.M. - Valentine's Day is the requested day for Defense of Marriage Act HR22 to be placed on the agenda of the House Consumer and Public Affairs.

What exactly is HR22? The legislation, if passed, would ban New Mexico from recognizing lawful marriages from other states between same-sex couples. In New Mexico, marraige would only be recognized if it was between one man and one woman. 

The request, made by NM State. Rep. David Chavez, came just under a 24-hour notice.  

The legislation was previously scheduled for a hearing last week, but was withdrawn just hours before the hearing after advocates sent Chavez hundreds of emails and phone calls urging him to reconsider.  

"Perhaps he is tone deaf, or just thinks this is funny, but to propose legislation to create second-class relationships on Valentine's Day is absurd," said Pat Davis of ProgressNow NM. "Representative Chavez has had enough of his own relationship troubles exposed to the public. Why would he possibly want to put thousands of loving and committed couples through the same public trials on a day made for celebrating love?"

The House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee was scheduled to meet at 8:30 am in the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.


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One of the biggest reason that people should consider in arguing against gay and lesbian marriage is history itself. Throughout history there has never been a country, kingdom, nation or empire to ever last more that 70 years in excistence after having allowed gays and lesbians to "marry". Ask any history professor @ any university and or simply just watch the ending credits to the movie "Alexander" and see what has since happened to his empire and or is happening now.

Yeah, because people of the same sex who love each other is definitely the problem right? Why don't you educate yourself and learn that homosexuality has always existed. Animals can be homosexuals too. Also, ask any history professor what wars have gone one because of this because of intolerant biggots such as yourself, that lead to the downfall of countries, nations, kingdoms, empires, ect. Its caused because of their intolerance of a natural thing that happens, people don't choose to be gay.

Homosexuality is the problem. Wars come and go. Alexander was a "tolerant" gay. Did this help his Empire? No! Mexico city alone allowed gays and lesbians to get married about four years ago, and look at what is happening now with all these deaths in the whole country. Sodom and Gomorah in the Bible were destroyed because of homosexuality, aside from all the other "bad" people there. And who cares about animals being "homosexuals"? We are not animals. Allowing gays/lesbians to marry is a curse

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