Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The New Mexico Supreme Court is now hearing arguments on whether to allow same-sex marriage in a state that doesn’t expressly recognize or prohibit it.
As I have previously discussed, this issue came to the forefront after county clerks began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Since then, at least two New Mexico judges have upheld same-sex marriage. Many gay rights advocates and Republican politicians alike are welcoming the intervention of the state’s supreme court to clear up this issue once and for all.
The court is expected to reach a decision by the end of the year.
See Zelie Pollon, New Mexico High Court Hears Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Battle, Reuters, Oct. 23, 2013.