New Mexico is ambivalent toward same-sex marriage — there are no laws that state marriage is between just a man and a woman, or that marriage equality can be practiced among same-sex couples. There is nothing written about it. Two resolutions were introduced to change that in the recently concluded session of the state Legislature.
House Joint Resolution 3 was a bill advocating for legal same-sex marriage in New Mexico. It was struck down in committee 7-4; included in the naysayers was Democratic member Sen. Mary Helen Garcia of Las Cruces. I am disgusted. It would have allowed voters in the next election to decide on adding same-sex marriage rights to the New Mexico Constitution.
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