AG’s opinion on gay marriage comes Thursday

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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 8:00 pm | Updated: 10:29 am, Thu Jun 6, 2013.

State Attorney General Gary King apparently will weigh in on the issue of same-sex marriage rights in New Mexico on Thursday morning.

King declined Wednesday to say what his position will be, but said he plans a “press availability” in Albuquerque, months after a state legislator formally requested his opinion on the issue.

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  • Mark Ordonez posted at 12:14 pm on Wed, Jun 12, 2013.

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  • Denise Roche posted at 11:22 am on Fri, Jun 7, 2013.

    RocheDen Posts: 1

    So what did he say?

  • mark henry posted at 7:20 am on Thu, Jun 6, 2013.

    MarkyMark Posts: 8

    Good Grief. Why the heck is this such a hot potato. Any, and I mean any couple should have the right to marry and share the same benefits and protections as any other couple. What century are we in anyway? Is the inquisition next. People need to stay out of other peoples lives and bedrooms. Mind your bidness. And what we don't need is another mealy mouthed politician who can not speak in a complete sentence. Jeez, grow a set and take a stand.

  • Donald Sure posted at 5:52 am on Thu, Jun 6, 2013.

    Older and wiser Posts: 89

    OK then, why not say so directly?
    According to his spokesman he won't say directly what his stand is on this issue but will make "some kind of statement."

    Most people won't know that New Mexico (via the AG) has signed onto the amicus brief now before the Supreme Court.

    Also, legislators are certainly interested in an opinion that could guide them in future legislative sessions. Why not give them an opinion either way. They could then push for legislation that could resolve this issue once and for all in our state.

  • David Henderson-Rinehart posted at 1:43 am on Thu, Jun 6, 2013.

    psiphiorg Posts: 2

    He already gave an opinion back in March by signing onto amicus briefs before the Supreme Court arguing that DOMA and Prop 8 are unconstitutional. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find a reasoned argument for why New Mexico law does allow marriage for same-sex couples, and rescinding the former AG's opinion as inapplicable.

  • Donald Sure posted at 9:06 pm on Wed, Jun 5, 2013.

    Older and wiser Posts: 89

    Translation. Kings political aspirations will stop him from giving an opinion either way. That way he protects himself from attacks by either side.

    Take a stand Gary!


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