Sen. Gay Kernan to appear on KENW

CNJ staff Dist. 42 state Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, will be discussing education reform and the state Legislature at 6 p.m. Saturday on KENW-TV, Channel 3 public television’s “Report from Santa Fe” series. Kernan will offer insights on social promotion, the state’s new A-F grading system and a plan to evaluate teachers as well as […]

Letters to the editor: Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God

Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God Regarding the July 21 letter from Adam Martinez: Those participating in the gay pride parade were forcing their lifestyle on us. I happened to be on Main Street that day shopping with my daughter and having a great mom/daughter day until … How can we leave them alone? Every time […]

Gay marriage: Let speculation begin

Whenever somebody tells me that allowing same-sex marriages will decimate heterosexual marriage, I tell them gay marriage will make hamburgers tastier. As long as neither of us has proof … A slightly more rational argument is taking place after New York’s Legislature approved same-sex marriage. There’s already talk of a domino effect, how New York […]

Formation of Gay-Straight Alliance approved

Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Steven De Los Santos is preparing for the first meeting of a Gay-Straight Alliance after a month of uncertainty if the club would even be created. “It’s exciting. I was just ecstatic when I heard. I couldn’t stop smiling. It almost feels unreal,” De Los Santos said. Formation of […]

Press release: ACLU says Clovis Municipal Schools Approve Gay-Straight Alliance

CLOVIS, NM – Yesterday, in response to a legal demand letter sent by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico, Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS) announced that it approved students’ application for a gay-straight alliance (GSA). High school senior Steven De Los Santos first applied for permission to form the club in late February. […]

ACLU demanding immediate approval of Gay-Straight Alliance

Liliana Castillo The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is demanding Clovis Municipal Schools immediately approve creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance club at Clovis High School before the school year ends. In a letter dated Monday and sent to Superintendent Terry Myers, the ACLU said students have been waiting approximately two months for approval […]

ACLU backs formation of Gay-Straight Alliance club

Kevin Wilson With the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education set to meet today to review its student group policy, the state’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has weighed in. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the administration building to review board policy that sets parameters for student clubs. Discussion on the […]

School policy may complicate formation of Gay Straight Alliance

Liliana Castillo One club that could be affected by the change in policy is a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance. Clovis High School senior Steven De Los Santos spearheaded the attempt to create a GSA chapter. The group was originally approved in the first week of March by high school Principal Wayne Marshall. […]

ENMU gay rights group planning demonstration

Russell Anglin A new gay rights advocacy group at Eastern New Mexico University is planning a demonstration Friday to discourage bullying and harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual individuals. Students for Equality, a chartered student organization founded by Robert Johnston, 18, a freshman political science major from Albuquerque, will participate in the National Day […]

Gates’ advice on gay policy on right course

Freedom New Mexico A long-awaited Pentagon report on repealing the “don’t’ ask don’t tell” policy so that gay people can serve openly in the military services strongly suggests, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates put it, that it “would not be the wrenching, traumatic change that some people have predicted.” The report also noted, however, that […]