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N.M. state lawmaker compares gays to ‘whores,’ suggests they marry women

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A New Mexico state lawmaker has come under fire from LGBT advocates for a recent blog post in which he compared gays as “whores” and suggested they should find local women to marry.

State Sen. William Sharer (R-Farmington, N.M.), a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage equality, claimed there is “overwhelming evidence that the unit of ‘mom, dad and children’ has been encouraged from the earliest pre-written record.”

Bill Sharer

Sharer made the remarks in a blog post last week after two New Mexico county clerks began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In the post, Sharer wrote that marriage is “the oldest concept in human history,” in which he explained Alexander the Great’s “view of marriage”:

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) married a Bactrian woman – modern day Afghanistan. Alexander may have engaged in homosexual activity, but he married a woman.

He directed his officers to stop “whoring” around and find a local woman to marry.

WHY?

BECAUSE

“It is only through blood relations that hatred and war will end”. In other words, Alexander the Great thought that marriage was about creating and raising the next generation.

This is the reason for Marriage.

Sharer is part of a group of Republican legislators threatening to file a lawsuit to stop clerks from issuing licenses to same-sex couples.

Paul Becht, the Albuquerque lawyer for the GOP legislators, said it’s uncertain when and where their lawsuit will be filed. With more counties starting to issue licenses, Becht said, he’s trying to determine where best to file a lawsuit “so we’re not getting scattered results all over the place.”

The advocacy group ProgressNow New Mexico is calling for an apology from Sharer.

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“The threat to Senator Sharer and the Republican Party in New Mexico doesn’t come from loving couples entering into committed relationships, it comes from their own failure to recognize the progress our country is making towards realizing the dream of freedom and equality for all,” said Patrick Davis, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico.

“That’s not the gay agenda or the Hispanic agenda, it’s the American dream. They are no longer on the wrong side of history, they are on the wrong side of now,” said Davis.

Questions over the legality of same-sex marriage in New Mexico have been simmering for years because state law doesn’t explicitly authorize or prohibit it.

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  1. I´m sure all the lesbians are open to it

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:33pm
  2. Crazy! Claims about a pre-written record…how does he know if there is mo record. Needs some intelligence!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:33pm
  3. Bigots. Bigots everywhere.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:35pm
  4. He´s probably in the closet himself.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:36pm
  5. Smdh his mom should have swallowed this waste space.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:36pm
  6. that statement makes no sense at all…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:39pm
  7. Now for the major shock: He´s a Republican. Oh…you already guessed that. Yeah, me too.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:40pm
  8. He is an idiot anyways. He is a total ass in person.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:40pm
  9. Give me 5 minutes with this idiot…

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:41pm
  10. He is the reason there should be a law that prohibits morons from breeding

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:42pm
  11. A politician is more akin to a ho.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:43pm
  12. Wasn´t Alexander the Great a Homosexual, whose lover Hephaestion, who was the 2nd in command of all Alexanders forces and whose death devastated Alexander.
    Is this person actually quoting a gay man about who gay men should marry to make some point or another … he´s quoting a famous gay man … to justify homophobia. Doesn´t he read? Doesn´t he take the time to understand the lives of the people he uses as quotable just to make sure that they aren´t gayer than Harvey Fierstein first?

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:44pm
  13. Hmmmmmm I´d be happy to marry another woman!

    I think he overlooked all us lezzies!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:46pm
  14. People are going to say anything they can these days. Cause you know he´s just bitter over being so fugly that no one wants to sleep with him willingly.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:46pm
  15. A quick word on behalf of all “local women” everywhere. 1) Why would I want to marry a gay man and make the rest of his life (and mine) a living hell? 2) If you want me to marry a whore, what does that say about me? 3) Are you stupid? (You don´t have to answer “3″, it´s rhetorical. Look it up.)

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:52pm
  16. Silly homophobe knowledge is for those that think.

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:53pm
  17. I´m a proud whore then!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:55pm
  18. He´s married to a whore!!

    Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:57pm
  19. I think that his use of whores has clouded his judgment – perhaps he needs to learn some of the facts – oh, sorry, he´s a politician – he has no need of facts!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:01am
  20. sounds like he has experience with whores…

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:03am
  21. ASS

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:04am
  22. Frankly, women should be offended, not gay men. Alexander the Great did his best to marry his lover: the woman he married? Yeah, his lover married her sister in the same ceremony so their children would be related. Women aren´t just there to be baby/family making machines for men, and deserve someone who loves them for themselves, Mr. NM State Offense-giver.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:09am
  23. bloß weil er keine abbekommt sollen frauen die auf das gleiche geschlecht mit liebe reagieren huren sein er sollte mal unter den geboten schauen was heist du sollst nicht falsch zeugniss ablegen

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:10am
  24. Seriously Dude ????

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:11am
  25. I gotta stop wearing those fish-net stockings.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:20am
  26. Well, yes, exactly. Gay women want to marry local women!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:22am
  27. bet he´s had a couple dicks in his mouth. lol….

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:25am
  28. I think I´m whoring wrong…I haven´t been paid once!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:46am
  29. Back into the closets, all of us!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:49am
  30. Just mad because NM is clearly moving a more progressive blue state. Us civilized folk accept all. So just another Teabagger trying to cling to perceived power. He clearly has never been in a loving relationship hence his anger and bitterness. So sad for people like this.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:50am
  31. Interesting. He wants whores to marry women. He wants gay women to marry women. He wants gay men to marry women. LMAO ;-) <3

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:51am
  32. WTF????

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:04am
  33. Friggin´ idiot !!!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:05am
  34. yeah, dickhead, we use to do that in the military to keep from getting kicked out. it didn´t work then and it makes the heterosexual divorce stats go up…oops guess you “straights” don´t need any help with that stat now, do ya?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:16am
  35. FUCKTARD

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:18am
  36. Fire him…closeted beotch.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:19am
  37. I suggestie hengels fucked fucked by a hot guy. Orgasme of his life, I bet. And then let him sleep

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:33am
  38. So much typos, sorry, T9 wins

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:35am
  39. Does he expect us to live our lives according to his ignorance? Seriously?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:37am
  40. Someone who is bitter about gay marriage and is homophobic is a hypocrite!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:42am
  41. mf

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:42am
  42. I compares Shaver to a sane person an think he should check himself in.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:48am
  43. He knows nothing of the LBGT community thus he should keep his damn mouth shut.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:49am
  44. Another idiot?! He´s really suggesting that a straight woman marry a gay man or a lesbian woman marry a straight man?! Oh, THAT is really intelligent of him…idiot, idiot, idiot…

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:51am
  45. Jealous, much…!!?@$/?¿?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:06am
  46. He IS a whore……

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:07am
  47. when will dumbasses shut the fuck up

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:12am
  48. This lawmaker is very, very ignorant!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:13am
  49. He is that asshole whose head is exploding about marriage equality. He comes from one of the most conservative areas of NM. He has zero credibility.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:25am
  50. Well, your married to a woman and you buy her gifts and give her nice things which in retrospect makes her a whore because when she fucks you that is your payment for giving her stuff…also since “gay” men phuck in the ass when your wife allows you to phuck her in the ass that makes her a whore too…now get your head out of your ass so the public can stick their feet up there.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:26am
  51. Politicians are like “queers” they enjoy phucking the public up our asses…lol

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:28am
  52. One more time. Not only does he insult gays, he figures it´s ok to stick women with men who have no interest in them. Wonderful.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:28am
  53. “Gay” people vote too dick head…they will be happy as hell to vote your homophobic ass right out of office !

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:29am
  54. “Gay people are whores?” Should “marry women”? Is he suggesting that straight men are whores who marry women?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:51am
  55. Bill Sharer, you´re fired.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:00am
  56. Insensitive wretch!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:01am
  57. UGH. Jeez. So over politicians A, who are completely illogical and misguided and B, do not know how to shut up and I am also over the constituents who elect them!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:01am
  58. Ignorant a-hole

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:15am
  59. Wow, another fucknut out there

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:31am
  60. He probably has a whore a night….

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:32am
  61. He must be a MILF.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:39am
  62. Fuck his neck.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:40am
  63. What is it national asshole day?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:19am
  64. Every time I think I heard the stupidest thing said from a religious zealot, there is another one to prove me wrong.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:20am
  65. hey how about i marry his daughter how would he like that

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:21am
  66. look at this white tightass loser

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:35am
  67. He just doesn´t get it, does he?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:38am
  68. Where do they get their info??? Oh yeah,,,imagination,,,

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:03am
  69. Remember there names come November to vote them OUT

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:22am
  70. :) … yep … vote them out

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:40am
  71. free speach and hate speach are different things politicans sould be sacked for comment like this

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:08am
  72. Did that cure him?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:09am
  73. YOU FOOL!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:23am
  74. He is a whore

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:23am
  75. Bad parenting. His mother should be ashamed.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:32am
  76. That´s right £2.50 and no necking for ugly fuckers like him!!!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:33am
  77. I sure don´t feel like a whore. Anybody else? And I dont wanna marry a women because the marriage would be a lie. And I dont think marriage should be about lies.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:40am
  78. This “Lawmaker” is just a sad, sorry excuse for a human being.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:52am
  79. WHO is he….?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:13am
  80. I think he did me once in an alley

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:16am
  81. Why do these people talk about “mother, father and children” being the only way to live and yet they don´t seem to oppose divorce and the tearing apart of what is it? 50% of all marriages. I don´t think that the “divorce” rate is as high in gay couples with children.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:23am
  82. are you sure , I think it was the bathroom at the Hilton.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:41am
  83. Motel 6

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:55am
  84. who knows with these republican ´str8´ guys it was probably Macy´s bathroom!!!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:58am
  85. Dennis Turrone, lmao, I took photos!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:02am
  86. This guy is just too full of it.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:03am
  87. If I´m such a whore why am I the one starving for food If I´m such whore how come it´s I have 5 baby daddy´s Listen this dude full of shit major time but then again lets say if we lived under the Traditional Marriage can we sell our daughters for two goats milk eggs bread b/c I´m broke as shit. but then again only rich assholes who got to the top all of them has lied so I guess I still be the whore b/c Lets face it we have no kind of value but then again so many of the lawmakers or big time shot´s in offices had affairs on there wife but they don´t think there the whores then sad.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:47am
  88. what a prick with legs. Small minded Idiot to Boot

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:52am
  89. Just one more IGNORANT REPUBLICAN who talks without thinking. He looks GAY to me and is trying to cover up his attraction to dicks.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10:28am
  90. OK. I already married a woman. I´m so glad the GOP is ok with it!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00am
  91. Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:09am
  92. This bigot has go some bad karma comming to him

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:10am
  93. ahh-like he did?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:37am
  94. WoW!!! And how would he know??? Has he slept with one before?? A whore that is……

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:38am
  95. My father did, twice and had a lot on the side which was evident at his funeral when a whole lot of brother´s and sisters showed up that I knew nothing about. I do now. Happy Republicans to you all! I guess he and Newt Gingrich have a lot in common. hummm

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:41am
  96. How ´bout…FUCK YOU.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:43pm
  97. I´m a 24 year old gay man and I have never truly slept with anyone before. I am actually looking for my other half, wherever he may be. If that makes me a whore, then I am proud to be a whore.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:47pm
  98. Seriously!? Alexander the Great!? That´s his big example!? I was once in one of those mother-father family unit things he thinks are so perfect. It was absolutely horrible and fell apart in the worst possible ways.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:00pm
  99. Wow, so this guy is suggesting that women should marry ´whores´. He is messed up on so many levels!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:13pm
  100. This guy probably has a bevy of young bucks from the Rez bedding him and feels the need to hide it by denouncing Gays and same-sex marriage.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:25pm
  101. lol

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:35pm
  102. There are many straight men and women that are “whores” does he not realize that? He is committing slander!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:36pm
  103. I´m not a whore…..I give it away….now if he would have said slut….then maybe I could have identified….

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:49pm
  104. It´s truly a shame that he is talking as this means he has firsthand knowledge of whores! So what does that make him???

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:50pm
  105. Does he understand how it works? and why whores?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:50pm
  106. have him kidnapped…rape him, salvage him, chop his body into pieces then feed him to the sharks. :p

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:12pm
  107. Smmfh. So its back in the closet to keep up appearances and keep our homo love on the DL. Guess that´s what this guy does! Haha. Oh and I am a lesbian who has a child with my wife and planning one more so I hate the whole bs of how gay marriages don´t produce kids.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:12pm
  108. i am in a heterosexual marriage, with no intent – ever – to have children; does that make my marriage wrong?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:22pm
  109. I compare him to an idiot!!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:25pm
  110. SO much ignorance; and fear of that unknown.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:29pm
  111. when one cannot marry, whoring is what is left for a person with a sex life !! oh, wait whores get paid, sluts do not !! he used the wrong word !

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:37pm
  112. I´ve been called worse… ;-)

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:38pm
  113. “An empty wagon makes a lot of noise”.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:58pm
  114. “marriage´ was to make the next generation as he puts. But really- there are 7 BILLION people now on the planet, we do not have enough resources to take care of everyone. Life is to be happy, not to do what people ´needed´ do in the past.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:07pm
  115. So it begs the question, who does this man hate more Gay men or women in general…what a jerk.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:26pm
  116. What a disgusting ass.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:32pm
  117. He wants whores to marry women? I know a few sex workers that would be happy with that.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:13pm
  118. Has he no pity for the women [or men in the case of lesbians] they marry under false pretenses. Can he not imagine a life with a partner who gets no “thrill” when touched by their mate?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:15pm
  119. He expects it from his own wife, I´m sure!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:18pm
  120. Name calling, wow, we are now dealing with child behavior! What a bunch of ass hats!!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:22pm
  121. But women are whores too, so should they marry women?…..Where do these political figures get an education? A fucking cave while eating nothing but shrooms?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:31pm
  122. Well, I think the lesbians are way ahead of you on that one. They´re already marrying women.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:34pm
  123. Well I´m a bit of a whore?

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:46pm
  124. Now that´s a very disgusting horrible thought!!!!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:01pm
  125. Funny… I can tell when a politician is a GOPster without even reading the post. It´s that prissy, constipated expression. What a bunch of closet cases.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:01pm
  126. but…what if i´m a gay whore? :o

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:14pm
  127. why doesnt he find a male to fuck him first

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:15pm
  128. Yup! Proof positive that the uninformed opinionated are out there!

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:15pm
  129. This idiot is comparing marriage to the times of Alexander the Great. In marriage, aren´t you suppose to marry someone you love? Isn´t that the whole point of getting married? Back in the times of Alexander the Great, people had marry who they were suppose to marry. There was barley any love in marriage at that time so saying that us gays should marry women is completely retarded. I´m not gonna marry a person I´m not in love with because people like this guy says I should. Not everyone that gets married wants to have children, gay or straight. Not all gay people are whores just like not all straight people are. There are plenty of gay couples that have been together 20+ years and even longer than some straight marriages. My point to all this is, that what this guy is saying is a bit un ethical. The sanctity of marriage is about marrying someone you truly love. Not marrying someone because you have to.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:22pm
  130. If we´re whores then his mouth must be an ass. Because all I see is shit coming out of it. -_-

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:22pm
  131. Penis envy little bittch… he wishes he had one…stupid azz

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:46pm
  132. I am NOT a ´whore´! Homophobes be like lettin´ all that hate out of their dungeon-like hearts? I have a new name for him! ´Null & Void, Cracker!´.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:32pm
  133. Wow he must be a alcoholic with that face. It impairs the judgment.

    Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 9:15pm