NM Attorney General: Out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples will likely be valid in NM

Attorney General Gary King says out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples will likely be valid in New Mexico.

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Video: Domestic Partners Rally for New Mexico Rights

KOB.com
February 2, 2010
Supporters of a New Mexico domestic partnership bill rallied at the State Capitol Monday in an attempt to win over legislators who are undecided on the issue. The bill passed in the House of Representatives in 2009, failing in the Senate by only a handful of votes. [Link] See video below:

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N.M. Bill Proposes Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage as Between One Man, One Woman

New Mexico Independent
December 16, 2009
A proposed anti-gay constitutional amendment has been pre-filed in the New Mexico Legislature for the 2010 session. Previous anti-gay legislation attempts have died in the New Mexico legislative process. [Link]

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Domestic Partnerships Back on New Mexico Agenda

Santa Fe New Mexican
September 29, 2009
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) will try again to get the New Mexico Legislature to pass a bill establishing domestic partnerships. Equality New Mexico says the fate of the bill is "contingent on a successful conversation with the Catholic Church." [Link]

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Domestic Partnership Bill Fails

Las Cruces Sun-News
February 27, 2009
The New Mexico state Senate voted 25-17 Thursday to defeat a proposed bill that would have created domestic partnerships in the state, with 10 Democrats joining all 15 Republicans in opposing the measure. The state House had passed a similar bill previously. [Link]

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Domestic Partnership Bill Heading to New Mexico Senate

El Paso Times
February 17, 2009
The New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee broke a deadlock Monday over proposed domestic partnership legislation with a 6-5 vote to send the bill to the Senate without recommending its approval or rejection. [Link]

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Bill stalls in Senate

Alamogordo Daily News
February 3, 2009
A New Mexico domestic partnerships bill failed in the state's Senate Judiciary Committee on a tie vote Monday. The bill "technically remains alive," and Gov. Bill Richardson says he will work to get it passed. [Link]

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Senate Panel Gives OK for Domestic Partnerships

Las Cruces Sun-News
January 29, 2009
A proposal that would allow domestic partnerships in N.M. won approval in a Senate committee Wednesday. The bill is now being sent to another panel for consideration, then will head to the full Senate for debate if it is approved by the Judiciary Committee, which could vote on it later this week. [Link]

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Study says same-sex couples have increased in New Mexico

Las Cruces Sun News
April 13, 2008
The number of same-sex couples in New Mexico has increased about 35 percent between 2000 and 2005, a study released last week showed. [link]

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NM gay people married in MA face uncertainties

Washington Blade
August 3, 2007

The problems that gay couples from New Mexico and Rhode Island face in getting their Massachusetts unions recognized are unusual. "The right wing has carved a gay exception into that tradition of respect and stability," Evan Wolfson said. "New Mexico and Massachusetts are moving in the direction of treating committed same-sex couples the same as any other couple."
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