Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Mexico Supreme Court Legalized Same-Sex Marriage Today!!

New Mexico's Supreme Court backed same-sex marriage rights Thursday, making the southwestern US state the 17th to back gay weddings.

Rights activists hailed the opinion, saying it was a "historic and joyful" day for New Mexico and the United States, more than a third of whose states have now legalized same-sex unions.

"As a state, we have always strived to treat all families with dignity and respect, and today?s decision allowing loving, committed same sex couples to marry continues that tradition," said Laura Schauer Ives, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico.

Over 1,000 same-sex couples who have already married in New Mexico "can now rest certain knowing their marriages will be recognized and respected by our state," she said.

"This truly is a historic and joyful day for New Mexico," she added.

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