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New Mexico's public vote on marriage equality blocked

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The Deming Headlight
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February 22, 2013

Two Democrats and five Republicans united Thursday to block a bill that would have allowed a public vote on gay marriage in New Mexico. The proposal failed 7-4 in the House Voters and Elections Committee. Democratic Reps. Mary Helen Garcia of Las Cruces and Debbie Rodella of Espanola joined with the committee's five Republicans to stop the initiative.