Susana Martinez on Civil Rights
People should vote on gay marriage, not leave it to Court
Governor Susana Martinez reiterated her opposition to gay marriage following a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing such unions in the state. The state's highest court declared "barring individuals from marrying and depriving them of
the rights, protections, and responsibilities of civil marriage solely because of their sexual orientation violates the Equal Protection Clause of the New Mexico Constitution," making New Mexico the 17th state to legalize gay marriage.
Martinez said in statement that the issue "should have been settled by a vote of the people. Instead, the Supreme Court stepped in and rendered their decision."
"As we move forward, I am hopeful that we will not be divided, as we must come together to tackle very pressing issues," she added.
Source: On Top Magazine on 2014 New Mexico Governor race
, Dec 20, 2013
Being first Hispanic female governor paves path for others
As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug.
And I wonder.
How do you know who I am? But they do. And these are little girls. It's in moments like these when I'm reminded that we each pave a path. And for me, it's about paving a path for those little girls to follow. No more barriers.
Source: 2012 Republican National Convention speech
, Aug 29, 2012
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage.
Martinez supports the CC survey question on banning same-sex marriage
The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.
The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Federal Marriage Amendment to prevent same sex marriage"
Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q3 on Aug 11, 2010
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