Thursday, April 25, 2013

Marriage Equality Is "Permitted In New Mexico"

The Santa Fe Council has adopted a resolution stating that gay marriage is already legal in New Mexico. 
Mayor David Coss and City Councilor Patti introduced the resolution declaring such unions legal in the state. Five councilors out of eight voted in favor of the resolution... 
...The resolution urges county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples who wish to get married and is based partly on an opinion issued by City Attorney Geno Zamora. 
Zamora's legal memo states, “New Mexico's statutory definition of marriage is gender-neutral. Since New Mexico does not define marriage as between a man and a woman, and since New Mexico does not prohibit same-sex marriage, same-sex marriage is permitted in New Mexico.”
I have no doubt that the pro-discrimination lobby will make a move preclude equality in the state as they often do. 

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