New Mexico newspaper urges legislators to end efforts to overturn marriage ruling
January 03, 2014
Last week, as same-sex couples and families across New Mexico rejoiced as they celebrated the New Mexico Supreme Court's unanimous ruling extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in every county in the state, a small group of legislators opposed to the freedom to marry vowed to introduce legislation that would amend the New Mexico constitution so that same-sex couples are again excluded from marriage.
On Saturday, December 28, The Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico's largest newspaper, urged these legislators to stop their efforts to overturn the Supreme Court's marriage ruling.
The editorial explains:
When it comes to the Legislature, opponents who have vowed to continue the fight by seeking an amendment to the state constitution to define marriage as being between one man and one woman should start the new year by letting it go.
The state Supreme Court has concluded that all people, no matter their sexual orientation, should be treated equally under the law when it comes to the right to marry. It’s time to recognize that and move on.
New Mexico Unites for Marriage is the coalition in the state committed to defending the freedom to marry in New Mexico. Learn more about the coalition HERE.