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Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Footnotes: New Mexico And Marriage Equality


For background on today's post, please refer to DQN In Northern Virginia posting published on December 21, 2013, Number 17 + DC.

New Mexico Will Not Oppose Marriage Equality

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (pictured below) says she won't support or seek an amendment to ban marriage equality in that state, adding that the issue is settled.

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

"I think what I said before was that yes, the people should have decided on it, but the Supreme Court of New Mexico has decided. And it's now the law of the land."

Other state governors should learn from her example of responsible leadership and mature judgment.

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