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New Mexico AG Gary King: Other States’ Gay Marriages Should Be Recognized Here


Though New Mexico’s lawmakers couldn’t push through a domestic partnership bill last year, a glimmer of good news: Attorney General Gary King says after reviewing the state’s laws at the request of State Rep. Al Park, it’s King’s professional opinion that out-of-state same-sex marriages should be recognized. Of course that doesn’t mean a court can’t rule another way, but with that opinion it signals the AG’s office would go to court to defend King’s stance. Not that any of this changes the mind of Gov. Susana Martinez, whose office says in a statement, “Gov. Martinez made it clear during the campaign that she opposes same-sex marriage. It’s important to note that no New Mexico court has ruled on this issue.” It’s also important to note that such a declaration from the AG is likely to heat up support to constitutionally ban recognition of outside marriages. [photo via]