Gay marriage allowed in New Mexico - Local News - Santa Fe New Mexican

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Gay marriage allowed in New Mexico

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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

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The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that it’s unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples in New Mexico.

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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

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