Gay rights group calls out NM senator for 'whoring' comment

Posted at: 08/29/2013 12:30 PM
Updated at: 08/29/2013 1:12 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Photo: Source: ProgressNow

ProgressNow New Mexico wants a state senator to apologize for labeling the gay community as "whores."

In a recent blog post, state Senator Bill Sharer (R-Farmington) wrote about his stand against gay marriage in New Mexico. He wrote that even though Alexander the Great was an admitted homosexual, he was a traditional marriage hero because he married a woman.

"He directed his officers to stop 'whoring' around and find a local woman to marry," Sharer wrote.

"The threat to Senator Sharer and the Republican Party in New Mexico doesn't come from loving couples entering into committed relationships, it comes from their own failure to recognize the progress our country is making towards realizing the dream of freedom and equality for all," said Patrick Davis, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico. "That's not the gay agenda or the Hispanic agenda, it's the American dream. They are no longer on the wrong side of history, they are on the wrong side of now."

Sharer said he will file a lawsuit to stop county clerks from issuing same-sex marriage licenses, but a suit has not yet been filed.