Well, the Christian right can pat itself on the back: An 816-page domestic partnerships bill was tabled by New Mexico’s Senate Finance Committee in a 7-4 vote, effectively killing its chances of receiving a full floor vote (let alone passing) this legislative year — as expected. It’s a blow to gays, and a blow to Gov. Bill Richardson’s legislative plans.
What a surprise, and another state to boycott.
Er, what does New Mexico actually produce, anyway?
A little research works miracles (from http://www.ers.usda.gov/statefacts/nm.htm). Number column #1 is state output, column #2 is total US output
1. Dairy products 43.7 3.9
2. Cattle and calves 32.1 2.1
3. Hay 7.2 3.0
4. Pecans 2.0 24.0
5. Greenhouse/nursery 2.0 0.4
…so no pecans for me, and I’ll be checking my dairy and beef products.
It’s ridiculous to punish New Mexicans for the cowardly behaviour of their lawmakers. I hope New Mexico will legalise some form of recognition for gays soon, especially marriage. There is a good chance that it will legalise comprehansive domestic partnerships sometime in the near future.
@Paschal: It’s ridiculous to not punish the state, who earns tax money off of items bought and sold in the state. Let the NM Legislature deal with less money since they seem to also want less Constitution.
It’s too bad the people have to suffer for the people they actually went to the polls and elected. Oh. Wait. I guess actions have consequences.
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