Court Rules Bigot Jagoffs Can't Refuse to Photograph Gay Weddings

First, apologies for the double negative in the headline about this positive development: the Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that a photography business can't refuse to photograph a same-sex wedding on the grounds that the photographers find same sex marriage so, so, so gross. To paraphrase the ruling: the… » 8/23/13 2:40pm 8/23/13 2:40pm

Want Welfare in New Mexico? Better Be Ready to Prove You Were 'Forcibly…

Time to woefully set the giant "DAYS SINCE SOMEONE IN THE GOVERNMENT SAID SOMETHING ASININE ABOUT RAPE" sign back to 0. It seems that the state of New Mexico is trying to limit certain state aid to only women who can prove their child is the result of "forcible rape." Not that other, less awful sort of rape that… » 9/20/12 6:15pm 9/20/12 6:15pm

Blue the Dog Wants to Roam Free From the Long-Arm of the Law

The New Mexican town of Elephant Butte has a resident Australian cattle dog named Blue that roams around, presumably asking for a) belly scratches and b) food. What Blue hasn't asked for is to be tethered to a leash, i.e. society, but Blue's bondage was the most recent point of contention in Elephant Butte's City… » 6/17/12 6:10pm 6/17/12 6:10pm

Anti-Gay Governor's Gay Hairstylist Quits Over Her Dickery

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez's life just got significantly less fabulous: her hairstylist, a gay salon owner, has refused to style her hair until she stops opposing gay marriage. Depriving a Republican of the services that keep her looking like a modern June Cleaver is an act of defiance louder than a thousand… » 2/22/12 5:25pm 2/22/12 5:25pm

New Mexico Spares No Expense In Prosecuting Dastardly Pumpkin Thief

Today in ridiculous court proceedings: the case of a woman who stole a $2 pumpkin and is now facing a jury trial. The thief, Lauren Medina, allegedly committed her horrible crime at McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, New Mexico this past October. According to Medina's sister Annette Atencio, Medina spent $75 on… » 2/20/12 9:30am 2/20/12 9:30am

Woman Sues Over Ex-Boyfriend's Heinous Miscarriage Billboard

Last month, a billboard went up in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Carrying the endorsement of New Mexico Right To Life, it announced that a woman had decided to "kill our child." Now the woman, Nani Lawrence, who apparently had a miscarriage, has successfully sued to have the billboard taken down and be granted an order of… » 6/07/11 1:30pm 6/07/11 1:30pm

Barack Obama, Good For Us Ladies And Easy On The Eyes

  • Not that it's surprising, but the 43 economists of the Economists' Policy Group on Women's Issues graded John McCain and Barack Obama on 10 issues of importance to women and Obama came out ahead. McCain got an "F" because the group was concerned that his positions would do harm to women. [US News & World Report]
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Planned Parenthood Goes After McCain On Health Insurance, Birth Control

Have you seen the video of a woman earlier this week asking John McCain why "health insurance companies cover Viagra but not birth control"? After silence, some chin-rubbing and arm-crossing, he replied, "I don't know enough about it to give you a informed answer." Today, Planned Parenthood is going after McCain using… » 7/16/08 5:00pm 7/16/08 5:00pm

New Mexico Cult Leader Jailed For Child Molestation

Meet Wayne Bent, aka Michael Travesser aka the Messiah. The Charles Manson-looking yahoo is the prophet and leader of the Lord Our Righteousness Church, and he was arrested on Tuesday on three counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor at the church's… » 5/07/08 9:30am 5/07/08 9:30am

All I Got For Christmas Was This Stupid Abortion Protest

Okay people, it's not puppytime just yet. There's been a series of anti-abortion mishaps out west this month. On December 6 in Albuquerque, abortion provider Dr. Curtis Boyd's clinic was destroyed by arsonists, reports the New York Times. This past Tuesday, two other abortion centers in the New Mexico city were… » 12/28/07 3:00pm 12/28/07 3:00pm