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1/28/2008 4:57:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
New Mexico--Calls Needed, Domestic Partnerships Bill on the Move

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

January 28, 2008

New Mexico--Calls Needed, Domestic Partnerships Bill on the Move

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

House Bill 9, the bill which will allow same-sex couples to have the
same rights as married couples, was passed by the House on a 33-31
vote. It is now in the Senate and ready to be heard by two Senate

H.B. 9 has been referred to the Senate Public Affairs Committee (SPAC)
and then to the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC). It is anticipated
that H.B. 9 will be heard in SPAC on Tuesday afternoon, January 29,
2008 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 321. If H.B. 9 passes in SPAC, it will
probably be heard in SJC on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 or Friday,
February 1, 2008.

We are working together with CAPE of New Mexico to defeat this bill,
and we join them in asking you to begin the fight to defeat this in
the Senate.


Call each of the senators on SPAC today and, in your own words, give
them this message:

"Please vote 'no' on H.B. 9. This bill elevates same-sex persons to
that of married men and women. The rights and benefits can be obtained
through private agreement and the state does not need to endorse such
an agreement."

Members of the New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee:

Chair Dede Feldman, (505) 986-4482
Vice Chair Mary Jane M. Garcia, (505) 986-4726
Steve Komadina, (505) 986-4377
Stuart Ingle, (505) 986-4702
Gay G. Kernan, (505) 986-4274
Howie C. Morales, (505) 986-4863
Steven P. Neville, (505) 986-4266
Gerald Ortiz y Pino, (505) 986-4380
David Ulibarri, (505) 986-4265


Your right to homeschool rests on another freedom: the freedom to
direct the education and upbringing of your children. Underlying your
right to homeschool are parental rights, which are supported by the
sanctity of marriage. Anything that undermines marriage may ultimately
undermine parental rights and therefore threaten your freedom to

Thank you for standing with us for freedom.


Christopher J. Klicka
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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