- Posted August 26, 2013 by
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New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, Licenses Same-Gender Couples
The ambiguity in the wording of law regulating the issuance of marriage licenses in the State of New Mexico has been fomenting speculation that same-gender marriage is persmissible and constitutional. That ambiguity is now clearing away to a drive to firmly place the Land of Enchantment in the column of states that allow so-called gay marriage.
Two county clerks have already begun issuing licenses to same-gender couples. A mass wedding in Santa Fe following licensing has already occurred and a short time ago today a district judge ruled that same gender couples could wed and attempts to deny them a license to marry was unconstitutional.
Republican lawmakers over the weekend filed suit to stop the issuance of marriage licenses to same-gender couples. There has yet to be action on that case.
While for the moment GLBT couples may wed in some counties, that could change if the suit filed by New Mexio GOP lawmakers is successful.
State by state, step by step, the march for equality under the law advances.
From the Cornfield, I await the day that all Americans, without mention of gender, are able to enjoy the same rights and benefits under the law.
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