Predictably, it's full of scary language and excuses for making wrong-headed cuts in education and other things ordinary citizens need. Is he really a Democrat? You decide. He makes a point of singling out the schools:. This drastic decline in revenue means that we all must be prepared for substantial budget cuts to all of state government, including public schools and higher education. No mention of rescinding the crazy tax cuts for our wealthiest citizens or finally forcing certain big corporations, like Walmart, to pay state taxes like they do in almost every single other state.
Legislation Affecting LGBT Rights Across the Country | American Civil Liberties Union
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The struggle of LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for equal rights has moved to center stage. LGBT people are battling for their civil rights in Congress, in courtrooms and in the streets. Well-known figures are discussing their sexual orientation in public. Gay and lesbian people are featured in movies and on television - not as novelty characters, but as full participants in society.
When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever. While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue. Did you know that an estimated 0.
After the dramatic February defeat of a proposed domestic partnership bill, a New Mexico senator is sponsoring a bill that would ban gay marriage in the state, the New Mexico Independent reported. Senator William Sharer, a Republican from Farmington, has pre-filed legislation that would define marriage as a heterosexual union in the New Mexico Constitution. In previous legislative sessions, the New Mexico House has approved bills recognizing gay and lesbian unions as domestic partnerships, but the more conservative Senate rejected the measures. In this year's session, the bill failed by eight votes. Governor Bill Richardson has already announced he will support a domestic partnership bill in January.