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USA, New Mexico: Governor Martinez Will Not Push for Marriage Equality Ban

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

New Mexico Governor Susana MartinezNew Mexico Governor Susana Martinez says marriage equality is now the “law of the land”, and will not push for gay marriage ban in her state.

The Advocate reports:

Last summer, as several New Mexico counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Martinez repeatedly said she believed voters should have the final say on legal recognition of such marriages. But in a news conference Monday, she said she wouldn’t advocate for an anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment to go before the electorate. “I think what I said before was that yes, the people should have decided on it, but the Supreme Court has decided,” she said, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. “And it’s now the law of the land.” Asked if that meant she wouldn’t support efforts to place the question on the ballot, she said, “It’s the law of the land. The Supreme Court has spoken.”

At last, one conservative politician with the sense to see where things are going. It’s refreshing to see some sense of finality in New Mexico.

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

Monday, 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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NM: Governor Walks Fine Line on Gay Rights

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

New Mexico Governor and Marriage EqualityA spokesperson for New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has responded to the media attention surrounding a hairstylist refusing Martinez as a client over her views against marriage equality, saying that while Martinez doesn’t support same-sex marriage, she doesn’t support discrimination either.

This example of double think via On Top Magazine:

Martinez Spokesman Greg Blair told the Los Angeles Times that while Martinez does not support marriage equality, she is also opposed to discrimination.

“The governor has been very clear that she does not support gay marriage,” Blair said, “but does believe that all people should be judged on their merits and not discriminated against.”

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