Savino Sanchez, police councilor in Roswell,NM, wants to declare that marriage is a formal union of a man and a woman. This councilor proposed a resolution to make same sex marriages illegal in a town with an international alien/UFO reputation that very much enjoys the tourist dollars that are spent here.
Mayor Del Jurney recently announced the resolution would be removed from the city council agenda. Pat Davis of ProgressNow New Mexico was a big part of the reason that bigotry was suppressed. Davis estimates that 1200 ProgressNow members reside in Roswell.
Sanchez declared about his resolution that “this is where I take a stand”. I wonder why he would want to take a stand against people who love each other enjoying the benefits of a healthy marriage? After the Mayor’s announcement, Sanchez stated he would not further pursue any future marriage regulations. Two deeply in love men have been married in Roswell. Sanchez needs to spend some time on substantive issues like job creation and over reliance on EBT Cards.
Money talks and BS walks. Had a resolution passed making same sex unions illegal, tourism revenue would have flowed out of the Alien City mucho pronto. Ain’t it funny how when ideology and profitability hook up, ideology always ends up in the back seat.