Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Mexico Supreme Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage

From the Albuquerque Journal, news of New Mexico's ruling in favor of same-sex marriage:

"The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of same-sex couples, granting them all the same rights of marriage enjoyed by heterosexual couples.


The court’s 31-page opinion states, in part, that: “All rights, protections, and responsibilities that result from the marital relationship shall apply equally to both same-gender and opposite-gender married couples.”


New Mexico joins 16 other states, the District of Columbia, and several Native American tribes in recognizing same-sex unions.


Justice Edward Chavez, who authored the unanimous opinion, rejected arguments made during an October hearing by opponents of same-sex marriage."

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