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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 7:54 pm | Updated: 5:26 pm, Tue Jan 7, 2014.

Gov. Susana Martinez said at a news conference Monday that she won’t push for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in New Mexico in the upcoming legislative session.

Martinez said several times last summer — when several county clerks across the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples — that she believed state voters should decide the issue by way of a ballot question on whether to amend the state constitution.

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  • Mike Bernard posted at 5:20 pm on Tue, Jan 7, 2014.

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    This seems like a strong signal from the governor that this issue is solved. New Mexico will be greatly enriched as a state that is seen as welcoming to all people.

    Extending the basic right of marriage to all of their citizens, not just the heterosexual ones is fair, right, and important, and can only benefit the children who are already being raised by gay or lesbian couples who want to marry to extend the protections and responsibilities of marriage to their families. Who would not want to strengthen all families in New Mexico?

     
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