Marriage Equality Clears 1st Hurdle in New Mexico

Feb 4, 2013 Full story: EDGE 14

A bill that allow New Mexico's voter to decide whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage paseds its first hurdle, the first of many before it ever reaches the ballot, in 2014 at the earliest.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Feb 4, 2013
1st hurdle with many to go.

More committee votes before a possible vote in the full House and Senate.

I'm not holding my breath, but the numbers are there with the Dems holding majorities in both chambers: House 38-30, Senate 24-17.

Assuming it all passes, it would set up a popular vote likely in 2014.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Feb 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
1st hurdle with many to go.
More committee votes before a possible vote in the full House and Senate.
I'm not holding my breath, but the numbers are there with the Dems holding majorities in both chambers: House 38-30, Senate 24-17.
Assuming it all passes, it would set up a popular vote likely in 2014.
If it passes teh legislature, teh governor will veto it.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Feb 4, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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If it passes teh legislature, teh governor will veto it.
It's a constitutional amendment; the Gov has no say in it. That's why they're taking this track instead of trying to pass a marriage equality law or even a civil unions law which she opposes as well.

If it passes it goes directly to the people for a vote, likely in 2014.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Feb 4, 2013
Btw, the article incorrectly states the earliest it could reach the voters is 2014. While that is the most likely time it would appear on the ballot, it could reach voters before 2014 if the legislature calls for a special election.

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Feb 4, 2013
While they're at it, why not put on the ballot whether to allow non-Christians, and black Americans to marry ?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Feb 4, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
While they're at it, why not put on the ballot whether to allow non-Christians, and black Americans to marry ?
Because non-christians and blacks can already marry in New Mexico, whereas same-sex couples can't.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#8 Feb 4, 2013
Cal In AZ wrote:
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If it passes teh legislature, teh governor will veto it.
Yup. The gov. admitted she will not pass ANYTHING!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Feb 4, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>Yup. The gov. admitted she will not pass ANYTHING!
Again, the GOV can't do anything about this because it's a constitutional amendment, not a law.
Straight Sh00ter

Lawrence, KS

#11 Feb 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
1st hurdle with many to go.
More committee votes before a possible vote in the full House and Senate.
I'm not holding my breath, but the numbers are there with the Dems holding majorities in both chambers: House 38-30, Senate 24-17.
Assuming it all passes, it would set up a popular vote likely in 2014.
The Land of Enchantment is lost. Soon the whole country will be a gay cesspool like Scandinavia

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Feb 5, 2013
Straight Sh00ter wrote:
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The Land of Enchantment is lost. Soon the whole country will be a gay cesspool like Scandinavia
The irony being Scandinavian countries consistently score in the top tier for quality of life, with Norway being ranked as #1.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Feb 5, 2013
NoQ wrote:
Way to go governor. Say no to HOMO.
The Governor has no say on constitutional amendments.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#16 Feb 5, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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We'll see.
So you're saying the Governor of New Mexico will attempt to violate the constitutional process?

I'd say that's grounds for impeachment.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Feb 5, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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We'll see
Obviously you don't understand the process for amending the constitution in New Mexico.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#20 Feb 5, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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Apparently the governor must not either.
Obviously she does, because she's not doing anything to stop this from going forward, because she knows she can't.

I don't know where you go the idea she was doing anything.

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