Witnessed House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee action on the bills about same-sex marriage this week. Claus at Clearly New Mexico has the full story.
Testimony included chilling pronouncements about the government's role in baby-making and defining what marriage is about - which is babymaking. In this world view, all married women are breeders and only married women breed. The rest of you can go jump in a lake.
Proponents of the three bills stressed the need to vote in order to "put the issue to rest." This has gone on too long, proponents say. A vote will end the controversy. By the end of their testimony I was certain "put to rest" meant "put down" like a horse with a broken leg - let's put these civil rights out of their suffering.
Such a vote stirred up a nest of nasty and didn't put anything to rest in California. And Politics USA finds growing distain for the "social wedge issues trick" even within the GOP. Defining marriage gets government out of our lives how exactly?
Representative David Chavez stressed over and over that voters "want this resolved." But it's the ignorance, bigotry and hatred behind these bills that needs resolution.