Court: New Mexico constitution doesn’t allow gay-marriage ban
Daniel Malachowski, left, and Thomas Chelena hold their candles high during a gathering Thursday night in front of the state Supreme Court after justices ruled that the New Mexico Constitution does not allow a ban on gay marriage. Dozens of people gathered at the court to celebrate what many consider a victory in the fight for marriage equality. Malachowski and Chelena, who have been together 38 years, were married in Santa Fe on Aug. 26. Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:00 pm
Updated: 7:25 pm, Thu Dec 26, 2013.
Dozens of people gathered outside the New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday night to celebrate the court’s ruling that effectively allows same-sex couples to legally marry in the state.
Among those at the rally, which was announced through social media networks, were city officials and gay-marriage advocates who said they were ecstatic over the five-member court’s ruling.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:00 pm.
Updated: 7:25 pm.