When the New Mexico legislature reconvenes in January, one of the bills that will be under consideration is a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, reports the New Mexico Independent.
A previous bill that would have allowed domestic partnerships was defeated earlier this year following a lengthy debate earlier.
Gov. Bill Richardson has said that during the next session he will try again to get such a bill passed.
The bill proposing a constitutional amendment was filed by Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington, seeks to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Previous bills by Sharer in 2009, and Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell in 2008 both died in committee.