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New Mexico Domestic Partnership Bill Killed for 2010

A Senate panel in New Mexico killed chances for a domestic partnership bill to pass there in 2010, the New Mexico Independent reports

Newmexico  "With a 7-4 vote the Senate Finance Committee tabled one of the most-watched bills of the 2010 regular session. For nearly three weeks, strong opinions have swirled around domestic partnerships legislation, but supporters vow that it will be back in 2011. 'Realistically my sense is that it’s done for this year,' said Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe. 'It’s gonna happen, it’s just a matter of when.' Wirth was the sponsor of the 800-page bill and steered it through one Senate committee before its defeat Monday night in Senate Finance. The tabling vote strikes a blow to Gov. Bill Richardson who made extending many of the same rights enjoyed by married couples to gays and lesbians part of his legislative agenda."

The bill will likely reappear next year, for another go round.

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  1. I live in this stupid state. Why is it like this!

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 16, 2010 1:40:57 PM

  2. What the story doesn't tell you is that the Democrats control the Finance Committee. Yet still another reason for us all to abandon both parties.

    Posted by: Cyd | Feb 16, 2010 1:41:15 PM

  3. home sweet fucking home


    Posted by: steve | Feb 16, 2010 2:49:55 PM

  4. Tabled? LOL what a joke. CYD, you're onto something.

    Posted by: zeta | Feb 16, 2010 3:19:15 PM

  5. We worked soooo hard to get it passed. We have a lot of legislators on our side in NM. Kudos to the ACLU and EQNM for all of their efforts.

    Don't give up. Act. There's hope, like Harvey Milk always said.

    Contact me if you'd like to move forward. I'm not with any group in particular, but I'm a local and national activist.

    Posted by: KellyEquality | Feb 17, 2010 11:38:09 PM

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