The Advocate
August 30, 2013

A Republican state senator in New Mexico pointed to ancient societies as proof that marriage is only intended for one man and one woman in a blog post last week, citing examples from ancient Chinese philosophy, Greek society, and colonial America. 

As several New Mexico counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last week, Sen. William Sharer penned a blog post claiming that society's foundation and history itself would cease to exist without the procreative nature of male-female unions. 

In his historical post, Sharer acknowledges that Alexander the Great "may have engaged in homosexual activity, but he married a woman."

"He directed his officers to stop 'W*****g' around and find a local woman to marry," writes Sharer. "WHY? BECAUSE 'It is only through blood relations that hatred and war will end.' In other words, Alexander the Great thought that marriage was about creating and raising the next generation."