Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Domestic Partnerships Bill Heading to New Mexico's Senate

OnTop Magazine reports this week that "The Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act," introduced by Senator Cisco McSorley, has been crafted to give committed gay and lesbian couples domestic partnership benefits.

Dan Tapper, a member the Las Cruces, NM chapter PFLAG told OnTop,"This has been before the Legislature before and has almost passed... Hopefully, with a slight change in the composition of our delegation, we might be able to have it passed."

Domestic partnerships, while not affording the full and complete legal benefits of marriage, are a step in the right direction for LGBT families in New Mexico. We will keep you posted on this legislation, so keep reading!

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