New Mexico Becomes 17th US State To Back Gay Marriage

New Mexico Becomes 17th US State To Back Gay Marriage

Via AFP:

New Mexico's Supreme Court backed same-sex marriage rights Thursday, making the southwestern US state the 17th to back gay weddings -- even if its Republican governor made her reservations clear.

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,...

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