Thursday, December 19, 2013
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."