Monday, February 13, 2012
"He's Baaack" Rep. "Chucky" David Chavez Re-Introduces HJR-22
In the words of Ellen Degeneres: The Haters are my motivators!
Please come and defend your LGBT brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, friends and colleagues, our right to love whom we want.
What: House Consumer and Public Affairs committee hearing on HJR 22
When: Tuesday, February 14th at 8:30 am
Where: The Roundhouse, Santa Fe, room 315.
Caving under peer pressure and the hubris of the haters, the accused wife abuser, and divorcee has decided to re-present the bigotry hate anti equality legislation.
Following is the exact language from HJR22: "Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. A marriage, civil union or similar relationship entered into by persons of the same sex that is recognized by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void and shall not be recognized for any purpose in this state. In the exercise of the state's police power and recognizing the state's strong interest in governing the relationships between married persons, the provisions of this section shall apply retroactively."
How fitting for Valentine's Day. Are the haters that full of disdain? We are humans. We pay taxes. We pay social security and everything you pay for. The difference is we don't get the spousal benefits. So for example haters let me be clear; when your partner, lover dies as mine did recently,the survivor gets no social security benefits which the loving partner has paid into their whole life. And we at the state level aren't even talking about that one huge benefit that helps the surviving spouse, social security benefits.
To Mr"Chucky" David Chavez you may think you can kill homosexuality, or people of the same sex loving each other dearly and passionately. But you Can't. My partner died 8 weeks ago of toxic cancer. I love her more now than I did then. Together for 23 years and my love has continued to grow. While I took care of her the weeks before she died, helping her into bed, helping her eat and drink, helping her do all things, our love for each other grew. Explain that one to me? Homosexual lesbian love growing even after death. Love grows if you have the capacity to love. Yep you and your haters were successful and never letting Barb and I marry, but our love was so big and strong it could survive without the piece of paper and benefits that go with it and even grow after her passing. Can you imagine that haters? Mr Smothermon what does the Legacy Church say about that strong of love? Are there words for that strong of love between two people who happen to be women?
Watch the following video of a Republican Washington State Legislator.
Tonight, the evening before Valentine's day, I say go pick on some one else. Go clean up your own life of divorce and who knows what else. And to all the intimidators, shaming you back into reviving this hate bill go help some people in need. Spread some love.
We are minding our own business. Living and dying and loving eachother. Leave us alone. You are nothing but a bully and a hater over pure outstanding love.
Oh, how disappointing. So sorry that all of us have to even think about this again, a sick Valentine.
I hope it gets buried and does not come back. Disappointed I can't be there in person to throw a shovel on.
Posted by: bg | Feb 13, 2012 9:46:29 PM
The video was incredible. This body is just a shell that will shrivel and die. It contains the spirit that only grows in brilliant beauty with time.
This is about souls connecting.
Thank you Mary Ellen for showing us the way. We can only hope and pray that those who hate and are lost will find their way to the kind of love that you know.
Posted by: qofdisks | Feb 14, 2012 12:31:18 AM
Chavez's statement: "In the exercise of the state's police power and recognizing the state's strong interest in governing the relationships between married persons, the provisions of this section shall apply retroactively."
This entire HJR-22 espousing a strong police state's power to govern marriage relationships is a totally Neanderthal approach to the State's relationship with the citizen's of New Mexico. Chavez may need and desire to have the state's police power dictate his personal marriage concerns, but to use his elected position to bring police power to regulate marriage relationships, is a political effort to establish a totalitarian state controlled by a political police force, which would supervise citizen's activities. Who here in New Mexico, besides Chavez, would rationally desire such a state.
Hopefully this HJR-22 spewed out by a politician who obviously needs personal help, will be soundly defeated.
Posted by: Howard Bleicher | Feb 14, 2012 4:38:15 PM