New Mexico Becomes 17th State to Legalize Same Sex Marriage
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled today that the state must provide marriage licenses and equal benefits to both opposite sex and same sex couples. Previously New Mexico's marriage law was gender neutral regarding the sexes of couples and thus was silent on whether same sex marriages were legal or not.
Various county clerks in New Mexico had begun issuing marriage licenses this year. The court decision clears the way for marriage throughout the Land of Enchantment.