Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Partnership Day

So today at the Roundhouse isn't really called that, but it could be.

The first hearing for the Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act is scheduled today at a joint hearing of the Senate's Public Affairs and Judiciary committees, which will be held in the Senate chambers.

At the same time, the Contractual Households Act will also be heard. Sponsor Sen. Bill Sharer, R-Farmington, says the bill would ensure rights without leading to same-sex marriage in New Mexico.

The meeting is scheduled after today's Senate floor session, which, if you've watched the Senate for more than a day, you know is a moving target, but is estimated to start at 2:30 p.m.

Speaking of partnering up, members of the House will be appointed to a subcommittee to study the whole issue of web casting. No word yet on who will serve on the group. Funny part is, if we had web casting, from the Senate in particular, you'd be able to watch today's debate on domestic partners from home. . .

Update, 12:38 p.m.
You can listen to the debate on the Internet at KUNM once it starts.

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