New Mexico, USA: Governor Martinez Vetoes Bill That Would Help Same Sex Partners of Service Members

Written by scott on April 8th, 2013

New Mexico Governor Susana MartinezThey never miss an opportunity to point out how gay and lesbian couples are inferior to straight ones, do they? LGBTQ Nation reports on a bill vetoed by New Mexico’s Governor Martinez (R):

The legislature sent Martinez two versions of the same bill, HB180 and SB258, making it easier for the state to help our active duty and retired service members and their spouses obtain professional services, according to Patrick Davis, Executive Director of Progress Now New Mexico, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization. “The only difference? The Senate version contained an amendment, offered by Sen. Jacob Candelaria (the state’s only openly gay member), to be sure domestic partners of gay service members would be covered too,” said Davis, in a statement. On Friday, Martinez vetoed the version to extend help to partners of gay service members.

I mean, how petty can you get?

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