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New Mexico U.S. Senate Candidate Hector Balderas Discusses Support for Marriage Equality: VIDEO


State Auditor Hector Balderas, who is running for U.S. Senate in New Mexico and must defeat Rep. Martin Heinrich in the Democratic primary, tells New Mexico's KNME that he supports marriage equality:

“Absolutely. But more importantly than that, I’ve been advocating for civil rights for almost all my life,” said Balderas. “I’m an attorney, I was a prosecutor that fought hard for victims’ rights. So, any type of discrimination in this country really needs to be addressed swiftly.”

Heinrich, who has co-sponsored a bill to repeal DOMA, has not yet come out for equal marriage rights, but takes, as the paper notes, Obama's position on the issue.

Watch Balderas discuss his commitment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. What does that mean? Heinrich, position is that of obamas? So he's 'evolving?' lol. Even though it would be nice to have another senate for marriage, I dont know if thats the best position to stake out, especially in new Mexico.

    Posted by: Alex | Aug 1, 2011 3:36:36 PM

  2. I'd be happy to offer my support to Hector Balderas, if you know what I'm sayin'.

    And I love what the interviewer's got going on, style-wise. Rock those severe bangs, sister!

    Posted by: justme | Aug 1, 2011 3:38:36 PM

  3. one MILLION dollars.

    Posted by: NoSleep4Sam | Aug 1, 2011 4:35:44 PM

  4. Bravo! Go on with your hot self...

    Posted by: RDUB | Aug 1, 2011 5:10:54 PM

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    Posted by: shangxinas | Aug 1, 2011 8:30:41 PM

  6. "In the position of Obama's" means that he is working towards marriage equality without being foolish enough to say so outright. (Although, in this guy's case, he should probably just say so ... he's not running for POTUS.)

    Posted by: MDK | Aug 2, 2011 7:59:14 AM

  7. Good luck on the fight! We hope to have a better future without discrimination. :)

    Posted by: Christine Boyd | Aug 3, 2011 12:20:16 AM

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