We couldn't have won the right to marry the person we love without the steadfast and generous support of you, a leader in our faith community. LGBT New Mexicans are under attack again with the proposed House Bill 55 - legislation that would allow discrimination and service refusal against LGBT people on the basis of personal religious belief.
Freedom of religion is important, which is why it's already protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Laws like H.B. 55 are intended to harm people and families because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. But, with your help, we know that our New Mexico values of family and fairness will win.
Please join EQNM, ACLU of New Mexico, community partners, elected officials, and leaders from faith, business, and veterans communities at a press conference to tell our Governor and Legislature no to discrimination and bigotry, and yes to fairness and family.
"Todos Son Bienvenidos" Press Conference
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
The Rotunda @ The Roundhouse
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
We know it's early, so we'll make sure to have coffee and doughnuts ready to go!
If you're able to make it, simply reply to this email to let us know. Please note that signs are not allowed in the Rotunda, but we will have other ways available for you to show your support.
We have a petition going that needs your signature, if you haven't signed it already. Click here to add your name.
I can't say enough how critical the faith community continues to be in advancing civil rights for LGBT people in New Mexico. We are fortunate to have faith leaders like you standing in solidarity with us.
I hope to see you on the 20th!
Amber Royster, Executive Director