Yesterday Tea Party-backed GOP state Rep. Nora Espinoza introduced a state-level version of DOMA. Equality New Mexico reports on their Facebook page:
This very concept of creating less equal classes of people has been fought against for generations in New Mexico and is contrary to our state’s proud traditions of providing equal protection and opportunity for her citizens from every background and community. Similar legislation was defeated last year when it was tabled in the Senate Rule Committee. This year, however, promises greater challenges given the much more conservative make up of both our state legislature and governor’s office.
New Mexico residents are urged to contact their state representatives and demand their opposition to Espinoza’s bill.
VIDEO: Here’s Espinoza’s speech at a Tea Party event last summer in which she screams the usual teabagger talking points.