How do you spell ‘hypocrisy’. Well, not R-O-L-A-I-D-S, we can tell you that. In fact, it is spelled Representative David Chavez. The man who introduced the Defense of Marriage Act Resolution in New Mexico is also someone who appears to have no problem being a ‘domestic abuse predator’, as Democracy for New Mexico puts it.
According to the language of House Joint Resolution 22, “Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. A marriage, civil union or similar relationship entered into by persons of the same sex that is recognized by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void and shall not be recognized for any purpose in this state. In the exercise of the state’s police power and recognizing the state’s strong interest in governing the relationships between married persons, the provisions of this section shall apply retroactively.”
When it comes to respecting marriage, though, Chavez has a pretty spotty record. In October 2010, Chavez was accused of domestic abuse, and his wife filed for divorce. The two were married for four years and two months.
This is a consistent theme. Many of the politicians who oppose same-sex marriage have problems with marriage. They tend to be divorced repeatedly or have problems with domestic abuse, and so forth.