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N.M. Supreme Court declares same-sex marriage legal statewide

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Roberto Rosales, Albuquerque Journal (AP)Same-sex couples pack the Bernalillo County Clerk's office in Albuquerque on Aug. 27, 2013, with anticipation of obtaining a marriage license.

Roberto Rosales, Albuquerque Journal (AP)
Same-sex couples pack the Bernalillo County Clerk’s office in Albuquerque on Aug. 27, 2013, with anticipation of obtaining a marriage license.

Updated: 6:00 MST

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico became the latest state to legalize gay marriage Thursday as its highest court declared it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Justice Edward L. Chavez said in a ruling that none of New Mexico’s marriage statutes specifically prohibits same-sex marriages, but the state’s laws as a whole have prevented gay and lesbian couples from marrying.

Same-sex couples have been subjected to a history of discrimination and violence, the justices said. Barring them from getting married violates the state constitution’s equal protection clause.

“We hold that the State of New Mexico is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law,” Chavez wrote.

The high court rejected opponents’ argument that defining marriage as being between a man and a woman relates to the “important, overriding governmental interests” of having and raising children.

“Procreation has never been a condition of marriage under New Mexico law, as evidenced by the fact that the aged, the infertile, and those who choose not to have children are not precluded from marrying,” Chavez wrote.

Under the ruling, clergy who disagree with same-sex marriage can decline to perform wedding ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples.

New Mexico joins 16 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage either through legislation, court rulings or voter referendums.

Eight of the state’s 33 counties started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in August when a county clerk in southern New Mexico independently decided to allow the unions.

County officials had asked the high court to clarify the law and establish a uniform state policy on gay marriage. Historically, county clerks have denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples because state statutes include a marriage license application with sections for male and female applicants.

Thursday’s ruling was a victory for gay rights activists who had been unable to win a legislative resolution of the issue.

“This truly is a historic and joyful day for New Mexico,” ACLU-New Mexico Legal Director Laura Schauer Ives said. “The more than 1,000 same-sex couples who have already married in New Mexico can now rest certain knowing their marriages will be recognized and respected by our state.”

Miriam Rand, 64, and Ona Porter, 67, both of Albuquerque and plaintiffs in the case, said they were ecstatic when they heard about the decision.

“We had a strong sense that the court was going to come down on this side of the opinion,” Rand said. “Many years of work have gone into making this day possible.”

The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Center for Lesbian Rights represented same-sex couples in the Supreme Court case. They contended gay marriage must be allowed because of constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law and the state constitutional prohibition against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Attorney General Gary King also said he was pleased with the high court’s decision.

Asked whether same-sex couples could feel confident in getting a marriage license in New Mexico, he said yes.

“Based on what I understand about the opinion, now in every county in New Mexico clerks will be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples,” King said. “And certainly it’s been our position that if you’re validly married in New Mexico under those provisions, that your marriage has the same legal effect as marriage between a heterosexual couple.”

King acknowledged that the laws in New Mexico that led to the debate are very complex and that state lawmakers likely will want to weigh in during their next session.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature repeatedly has turned down proposals for domestic partnerships for same-sex couples and a constitutional amendment that would have allowed voters to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. Measures to ban same-sex marriage also have failed.

Sen. William Sharer, a Farmington Republican who opposes gay marriage, has said a constitutional amendment will be needed to resolve the issue regardless of the outcome of the court case.

The Flora Vista-based Voices for Family Values said its members already are gathering signatures for petitions to present to lawmakers during the upcoming session in January.

“Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court released their ruling which redefines marriage to mean something it was never meant to be,” the group said in a statement. “Though this battle did not end in our favor, the war is far from over.”

Meanwhile, the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, a group that has opposed same-sex marriage, took a conciliatory tone.

“The Bishops of New Mexico recognize the New Mexico Supreme Court as the interpreter of the state constitution. The Catholic Church respects and loves the gay and lesbian members of our community,” the group said in a statement. “We will continue to promote Catholic teaching of the biblical definition of marriage to be that of one man and one woman.”

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  1. YAHOOOOO!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:27pm
  2. Yipppppeee!!! Merry Christmas to all!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:28pm
  3. Congratulations, New Mexico!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:28pm
  4. YAY!!!!! Now for the rest!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:28pm
  5. About time!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:28pm
  6. Heaven Tapia

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:28pm
  7. awesome!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  8. That’s great news for our American gay brothers and sisters. It wont be long until the whole country allows marriage equality. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-the-2014-Olympic-2018-world-cup-sponsors/610725992281537

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  9. or until all the liberal no balls judges are kicked out

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:56pm
  10. Timothy Carr, methinks thou doth protest too much! *weg*

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:47pm
  11. AWESOME THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!!!* :)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  12. Land of Enchantment is ! GAY

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  13. WOOHOO! Proud of my state!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  14. WTG Xx

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:38pm
  15. Good job
    Thumbs up NM
    # Albuquerque

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  16. Another state to think about moving to…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  17. Awesome news

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  18. Woohoo!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  19. Congrats….awsome news

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:29pm
  20. Score!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:30pm
  21. Congrats NM

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:31pm
  22. Would it never thought!!!!!! It’s here now :D

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:31pm
  23. Yay!! This is awesome…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:31pm
  24. Congrats to NM!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:31pm
  25. YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Sooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:31pm
  26. Wow, terrific!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:31pm
  27. What the hell is wrong with Texas?!?!?!?!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:32pm
  28. Everything.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:44pm
  29. Wow. Shocking turn of events!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:32pm
  30. Yay, New Mexico!!! Soon there will only be a backwater of a small number of assbackward states that stubbornly stick to their Stone Age views on gay marriage…one of those states is Wisconsin, laughing stock already because of Walker!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:32pm
  31. We'll be there soon enough. It really depends on where you are, though. In my area and some of the closer cities, people generally don't have a problem with the LGBT community. Sure, there are some jerks, but when you start to head up north, that's where they get REALLY bad. I've been a part of my school's GSA for about 2 and a half years (it's only existed for 3) and I can assure you, there are people here who seriously want gay marriage legalized and are working on building a safe community for LGBT people.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:46pm
  32. i wish my school had a GSA

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:00pm
  33. I live in the other one. Indiana..

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:00pm
  34. Rooting for all LGBTTs in the US to get their full rights !!

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:04pm
  35. Indiana prefers not at all, but would fight to be 50th if it can't be avoided. Mississippi of the North.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:10am
  36. Oh, for goodness sakes these people and their sin bullshit! Love is no sin!!! How dare you call love a sin!

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:40am
  37. My wife and I are not gay-married. We are just married!!! WTG New Mexico!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:32pm
  38. Congratulations New Mexico..

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:32pm
  39. Congratulations NM!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:32pm
  40. Enchantment…..indeed….Congrats to a wonderful state.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:33pm
  41. Congrats NM

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:35pm
  42. Yeeeeeh! I can’t wait to visit the only smart state in the south

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:35pm
  43. Sarah Murtha :)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:36pm
  44. Fantastic!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:36pm
  45. is there any girl frm india..

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:37pm
  46. party on brothers/sisters

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:37pm
  47. Helll yeah

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:37pm
  48. Yea baby soon it will all 50 states

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:37pm
  49. Living up to the name <3

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:37pm
  50. Woooohooo way to go now if texas will pass it too been with my love for fourteen years cant wait to marry her in our state in front of our family n friends

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:38pm
  51. Did I read that right??? Same sex marriage now LEGAL in New Mexico?! YIPPEE!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:38pm
  52. My wife and I were married 8/22/13 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. We are so proud of the courts and are feeling so blessed. Thank you New Mexico Supreme Court for your ruling!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:39pm
  53. i need a patner

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:39pm
  54. After being condescended to by Texas for all these years, New Mexico can justifiably vaunt its superiority to its woefully backward eastern neighbor.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:40pm
  55. whoop whoop

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:40pm
  56. Congrats!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:40pm
  57. Congratulations!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:40pm
  58. No they can add to the sign “and the fabulous”

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:40pm
  59. Good. That’s one more state.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:40pm
  60. Come on Texas now! !

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:42pm
  61. THIS GOES TO ALL OF THE DUCK DYNASTY FANS AND FOLLOWERS!!!! JUSTICE DOES HAVE POETRY!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:44pm
  62. What about wisconsin :-/

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:44pm
  63. Yes, What about Wisconsin?!?! ~ <3 ~

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:23pm
  64. They finally figured out what “enchantment” means?

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:45pm
  65. I will really celebrate when the Southern states join the party. The Carolinas, Virgina, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisianna and Texas.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:45pm
  66. Especially Virginia.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:44pm
  67. Congratulations New Mexico

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:46pm
  68. We’re on a roll. We’re depending on you down south America. I don’t know how many states have to do the right thing before the Supreme Court says discrimination is over.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:46pm
  69. Maybe they will ALL go here. Since they won’t reproduce they’ll die out in 50 years.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:47pm
  70. hate much? Lol

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:23pm
  71. Wow id rather be surrounded by gay ppl then a hateful person such as yourself shame on you

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:34pm
  72. Hope it makes you feel like a big girl making bigot statements on facebook.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:01pm
  73. Gays have exist since ever and we will continue to live.Many people are gay they were people in the past that were gay and they will be people in the future that are gay. So no we will not die in 50 years.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:53pm
  74. Gay people do not have gay children dear, straight breeders have em. So if you want us queers to die out stop breeding.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:31am
  75. Actually, we do reproduce. According to the 2010 US Census, 71% of children raised by same-sex couples were biological to both partners.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:27am
  76. Ur an ass and people like you are the ones that need to die out.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:17pm
  77. Whoop Whoop! Love my state!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:48pm
  78. “Land of enchantment” more like the land of heisenberg

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:50pm
  79. Chili Peppers for EVERYONE!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:50pm
  80. One by one the states are chaging……good 4 u NM!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:52pm
  81. Congrats! Another thorn in the side to the bigots!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:53pm
  82. Congratulations New Mexico!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:56pm
  83. Fuck yes!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:56pm
  84. good for N.M! now if only Oregon let it pass

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:57pm
  85. Peace family. All around the country people are declaring that hate is out of date and #loveisthenewnormal.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:01pm
  86. Congrats!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:02pm
  87. Land of Enchantment
    Land of Equality

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:08pm
  88. All states should legalize gay marriages congrats n.m.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:10pm
  89. 17/50

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:14pm
  90. HURRAH!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:18pm
  91. Yay, New Mexico! ♥ :-)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:25pm
  92. Lmao sounds like Vicki has her panties n a bunch!! Don’t hate on what you don’t know. Now if the other states approve we will be doing good!! Equality for all is what I say

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:26pm
  93. Vickie Christopherson Billman, your ignorance is epic. FYI…..straight people make gay children, so as long as they continue to breed there will be gay people in this world. I guess you must believe people choose to be gay. Why am I not surprised.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:32pm
  94. Go New Mexico!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:35pm
  95. That’s why I am asking you to PLEASE Move to New Mexico. Do is all a favor. Y’all will be extinct in 50 years. This is not natural. To die out in 50 years cuz you want to pleasure your own selves. Go. Please. With blessing.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:35pm
  96. as i said before straight people have gay babies, we wont die out, bigotted hateful people like you will.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:38am
  97. Why do people assume that queer people in a queer relationship cannot reproduce? People are so... weird.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:52am
  98. Gays date back over 3,000 years. You're totally ignorant.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:26am
  99. So Linda if being gay is natural and god made you that way and the world was all gay – how would you not be extinct after 50-75 years? It’s not natural and god did not make you that way. It’s a sin. Check it in the bible. Go against it if you want. Your choice. We all choose our sins.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:37pm
  100. Gods do not exist!

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:25am
  101. It’s not me that says it. Check it out.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:37pm
  102. Daaamn damn viki! Thanks I already live here! Happy and healthy… :-) hey I have a good head shrink for you when your ready :-) jus say the word… Sometimes it takes a while I know.. You’ll come to your senses

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:39pm
  103. Maybe we can have a state for gays and y’all can have it all to yourselves. But as Phil Robertson says why would a man want to out his oenis in another man’s anus? Want to know the best and most honest reactions? Tell your kids what gay men do and watch them gross out. That’s not natural.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:39pm
  104. Because they are gay Phil and You both are so fucking illogical. Coming from a sophomore in High School, that is very sad.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:46pm
  105. Look at you talk from your god dammed pedestal this nation doesn't belong to any group of people but the American citizenry which includes straights AND gays you're not entitled bitch homosexuals aren't going anywhere

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:40pm
  106. tell your kids what straight do in bed and what them gross out too.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:37am
  107. I think many would applaud a state for doing that. Put a fence around it. Be your own nation. Reproduce and go forth. Ha. Good luck.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:40pm
  108. And now we need FLORIDA!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:40pm
  109. Ok 2 states. And can you please take California and all the Hollyweirdos please. They will fit right in.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:42pm
  110. 17 States.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:26am
  111. Being gay is natural to a person who is gay Vickie. Approximately 10% of the world’s population is gay. This percentage has remained constant over time. The fact is the entire world is not gay and it never will be, so your argument doesn’t hold water. Being gay is more than a sexual act, and since you brought it up a lot of straight people have anal sex…..not my cup of tea, but still it is none of my business. As for reproducing…..science has advanced and any one can father or become a mother through in vitro or surrogacy.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:45pm
  112. Vicki christopherson… If I told my 5 year old what gay men do her reaction would be the SAME if I told her what lesbians or heterosexuals do. Yes she would be grossed out… Her reaction would be an honest five year old reaction! What’s not natural is having a irrelevant conversation with a child just to make your point!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:48pm
  113. Nope but when a person is of age to know it – they are grossed out.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:49pm
  114. Congrat to LGBT community and state for the achievement in this 2013,,,Yay!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:50pm
  115. Some people just don’t care what other people do in the bedroom Vickie, but apparently you spend a great deal of time thinking about gay sex.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:52pm
  116. Being gay is not natural. Neither is cheating on your wife. Neither is beating a child. Neither is drinking too much. You can say god made you that way and gave you those desires and urges but it doesn’t change the facts. Over and out. Open the gates New Mexico. Please.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:52pm
  117. Being gay is natural, us queers are in every colour, speak every language, live in every country, city, town and village in the world, gay people were found in every single ancient civilisation this world has ever seen. Believing in a fictional being that will forgive you for being a hater is not natural.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:36am
  118. Homosexuality is found in over 1500 species. Nothing gets more natural than nature itself.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:27am
  119. Good luck to you all.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:53pm
  120. Sorry Vicki but you really need to get off the roundabout & stop embarrassing yourself!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:53pm
  121. I don’t believe in god lol

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:54pm
  122. wwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:57pm
  123. Hey ! Folks need to see Vicky’s photos ; explains everything. Poor thing bless her little pea-pickin supposed heart !

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:58pm
  124. That’s what’s up♡♥♡ Happy Holidays to all…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:19pm
  125. So happy for them. Well done :D Now for the remaining states.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:24pm
  126. Good!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:25pm
  127. Oklahoma….we r waaaiiittiinnggg

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:26pm
  128. Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:27pm
  129. Goof, 1 more, wonderful.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:27pm
  130. Congrats! <3 ONE LOVE

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:27pm
  131. It’s about time. So happy for all the couple that can get married now.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:27pm
  132. Yes Oklahoma we are waiting!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:27pm
  133. I’m so proud of my home state new mexico..

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:28pm
  134. im not from u.s bt glad its moving along. now for all those other states. how many still to go?!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:28pm
  135. Awesome!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:28pm
  136. Congratulation !!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:29pm
  137. Awesome

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:30pm
  138. Gerardo Herrera

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:30pm
  139. Anyone no if there even wrkn on oklahoma yet

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:30pm
  140. Im so excited!! My fiance and I can finally get married in our home state!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:31pm
  141. Best wishes! :) I hope you will have a wonderful life together! So happy for you!

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:03pm
  142. ^5 Nikki.

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:45pm
  143. Best wishes!

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:55am
  144. Much happiness to you both, Nikki! And way to go, New Mexico!

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:28am
  145. Congratulations :D

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 6:59am
  146. Wonderful news! Congratulations!!! :D

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7:46am
  147. Beautiful. I hope you two have a wonderful wedding, and long happy life together.

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:16pm
  148. Meth and gay marriage, now all New Mexico needs is a football team and it’ll actually be worth going to NM.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:31pm
  149. The end of the world is near

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:32pm
  150. Natasha, OK has bigger things to worry about.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:32pm
  151. Yes!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:33pm
  152. Lindo!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:34pm
  153. Proud of my State. Finally recognizing that everyone does to marry whom they love.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:34pm
  154. YAY!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:36pm
  155. I don’t understand why straight people who disagree with being gay are even reading these posts from LGBTQ Nation…Do u think your God would approve? We don’t bother straight people and comment rudely about the heterosexual lifestyle and you shouldn’t be doing those things to us. If you don’t agree with our lifestyle that’s fine but you have no right to judge us.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:37pm
  156. You know old Vicki is just closeted as hell, she's dying to dive into some pussy. Come on in, the waters fine!

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:19pm
  157. Yay, New Mexico.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:37pm
  158. this is a picture of old ass winners who spent their entire fucking god damned lives as outcasts treated like shit and pissed on for no good reason

    WINNING IN THE FUCKING GOD DAMNED END.

    Sometimes its years. Sometimes its decades. “THEN YOU WIN.”

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:37pm
  159. woohoo, congrats to you all

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:38pm
  160. If your happy and your know it kiss your spouse :) congrats to everyone!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:39pm
  161. Whoo hoo hell yeah to gay marriage

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:41pm
  162. Hurray for New Mexico!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:41pm
  163. I’m so happy for n.m. And they deserve to get married and to be happy

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:41pm
  164. Congrats to New Mexico! Hurry up Texas. .. get with the program!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:45pm
  165. Congratzzzzzzz

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:45pm
  166. ♥♥

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:47pm
  167. cold and good

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:51pm
  168. Woot woot!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:52pm
  169. Miss Vicki Christopherson Billman you should be ashamed of the hateful ignorant words coming out of your mouth! God loves all of us the same gay or not. If you knew anything about the bible you would know that his love has no requirements in order for it to be given. Its sad that there are people like you proclaiming God in their lives and yet you are speaking hate just as the devil does please stop giving us real Christians a bad name, stop judging those doing things you know nothing about! You like the rest of us are NOT perfect maybe you need to open up your dusty Bible and read! Maybe it will stop you from being so hateful, I feel sorry for you…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:52pm
  170. I am so blessed to be apart of a nation that is learning to accept the differences that we have as individuals that all share protected rights to be treated as humans! Straight, Bi or Gay!!!!!!! Way to go New Mexico!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:55pm
  171. One state at a time.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:56pm
  172. Muito lindo….

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:58pm
  173. Hip, hip HOORAY!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:59pm
  174. SEJA FELIZ E O QUE INPORATA FELICIDADE

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:01pm
  175. Yay love triumphs (as it always will in the end).

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:01pm
  176. Hell yeah new Mexico!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:03pm
  177. YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Victory!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:04pm
  178. That’s good for New Mexico! I’m still waiting for the day that it becomes legal here in Arizona.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:06pm
  179. Were all human. Even people in LGBT community. I’m glad new Mexico is making this legal

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:09pm
  180. <3 I can feel the love all the way to Washington state! Congratulations!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:09pm
  181. Yay New Mexico! Cheerful shout out!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:10pm
  182. Congrats New Mexico!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:11pm
  183. Vicki Christopherson Billman, your comments make about as much sense as you do. Just bc someone is gay/lesbian doesn’t mean we lack the desire to have children and it doesn’t automatically make our parts shrivel up and die. So as long as men and women exist there will always be children. Also it’s straight folks that give birth to gay children so your argument holds no water. So I’m sure you can rest easy, the human race is not in danger of becoming extinct. Also, it will eventually become law across the country so maybe if you don’t like it, you can move. I have read the Bible to and unless you are following in word for word (which is impossible) you have no right to pass judgement or determine what is natural.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:11pm
  184. Ughhhhh waitn on Florida

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:12pm
  185. HAIL TO MEXICO THAT IS SOOOO WONDERFUL YAY

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:12pm
  186. yaaaaay

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:13pm
  187. Yeah New Mexico welcome to the 21st century, thank you for not being narrow minded, U show the rest of the world !! There is a better place to live and be free..

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:13pm
  188. Jinx Kent

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:15pm
  189. Awesome! :) i live here in NM and am pround an happy to hear good news! :)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:19pm
  190. Awesome!!’

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:19pm
  191. HAPPY FOR ALL IM GOING TO CRY

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:19pm
  192. GROSS.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:21pm
  193. Matthew Wright another one falls into the United States of America with Justice and Equality for ALL !

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:24pm
  194. How absolutely beautiful is this? Congratulations to all citizens of New Mexico!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:24pm
  195. i wish i can do that getting marriedvto my gf

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:25pm
  196. Congrats to all the people this helps! I’m glad people are finally realizing that equality belongs to everyone, not just their special group. Hope the weddings are beautiful :)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:27pm
  197. LOL i have a license plate on my wall that says : “Land of Entrapment”

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:30pm
  198. So freaking cute! :)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:32pm
  199. Hurray for Phil Roberson!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:39pm
  200. this is where ,they kill,canadian tourist

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:41pm
  201. CONGRATS New Mexico!!! :)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:43pm
  202. Yes….I can feel the love all the way to Massachusetts! CONGRATULATIONS NEW MEXICO!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:45pm
  203. ¡Aleluya!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:50pm
  204. It’s about time! I’m happy to be a New Mexican today!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:58pm
  205. great news!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:07pm
  206. Sweet!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:12pm
  207. Thanks new mex u the best!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:14pm
  208. one more for our side,lets keep it going and all states,well I know except Utah and maybe Texas,wiil have it

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:17pm
  209. ❤️❤️❤️

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:19pm
  210. Yay!!! We can finally tie the knot!! Moving to NM!! :’))) Its so amazing!! <3

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:20pm
  211. So happy about this. It’s about time.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:21pm
  212. Yay!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:24pm
  213. Support support support 100%

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:33pm
  214. Well, there goes another one that they’ll be kicking and screaming about for months….

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:38pm
  215. One good thing about living here now lol, get to marry my girl soon :)

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:41pm
  216. <3 <3 <3

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:46pm
  217. Should be like this ALL OVER the country.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:46pm
  218. Got my only speeding ticket in NM

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:52pm
  219. Because your not gay!!!!

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:13pm
  220. I have friends who are homosexual but I think it is a sin. we do not discuss it. Phil was asked his opinion and has the right to free speech just like you do. If you do not like him do not watch. I did not go to the movie about 2 gay cowboys but did not try to get it banned because I do not agree with it that is freedom of speech’
    The poll taken in Louisiana was 1300 people and it asked about discriminating against homosexuals not if people agree with what they do I know you will not keep this post up because you do not believe in freedom of speech

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:54pm
  221. Yay!!!*o/* New Mexico

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:55pm
  222. Proud of my home state New Mexico !

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:56pm
  223. Congratulations New Mexico! Great news for our LGBT brothers and sisters in this land of enchantment.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:58pm
  224. Good news. They beat Colorado, and I’m not surprised. It is slightly more liberal there.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:05pm
  225. awesome good luck everyone hope you have a great life with your fiancés and husbands

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:09pm
  226. Timothy Carr, I respect your opinion, but is it possible you posted your comment on the wrong thread?

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:14pm
  227. hurray hurray!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:15pm
  228. I am so happy that many states are doing the write thing, Okay Va your turn.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:36pm
  229. Well good for them thank you so much!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:41pm
  230. Please let S.D. be next.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:42pm
  231. We were planning on going to Hawaii in July, to get legally wed on our 14th anniversary. While I love Hawaii, I cannot wait to get married in my own state! THANK YOU, NM!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:45pm
  232. God just seeing this pic makes me home sick! :*(

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:57pm
  233. Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:02am
  234. I’m sorry for this. I don’t know what’s happening to our America. Marriage was never intended for same sex couples.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:06am
  235. go Amy!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:13am
  236. And Ohio, when?

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:26am
  237. about time NM….Yea! for my state.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:32am
  238. Yay. And i live in New Mexico

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:34am
  239. way to go New Mexico! much love and well wishes from NC

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:35am
  240. <3

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:44am
  241. Enchantment? Enchantment!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:49am
  242. Can’t wait for the day when I will be able to marry whom ever I love in my home State. Let’s Go NC

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:50am
  243. Colorado, Oregon and Nevada will make this #20 soon!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:05am
  244. It is a historical and progress time for NM. We usually don’t move so quickly.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:10am
  245. you know who would have loved to see this :-)

    Replied on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:07am
  246. Congrats to everyone!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:24am
  247. Congrats!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:36am
  248. Fuck yes!!! <333333333

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:46am
  249. Congrats!!! My partner of 28 years and I are getting married in 3 weeks in San Francisco!! Can’t wait until Florida rules it as equal!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:48am
  250. Yay! The nation is starting to wake up. Hopefully this will carry through to the next major election.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:59am
  251. yehey!..hope LGBTs hre in Philippines wud be free from dscrmination too

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:03am
  252. I should visit NM to celebrate!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:10am
  253. This is wonderful

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:25am
  254. Sarah L. Pfautz

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:27am
  255. Woo HOO!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:35am
  256. This is not good

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:36am
  257. New Mexico? Far out!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:36am
  258. Congratulations!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:40am
  259. Congratulations!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:41am
  260. Susan….who died and made you God? I’m sorry for your rudeness…it’s your America…it belongs to US ALL…that includes us gays. Maybe YOU need to leave if you have a problem with America.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:48am
  261. Why malachi?

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:49am
  262. GOD does NOT agree. Why are the normal people having all of this forced on us. Marriage is a union of a MAN and a Woman. Why now should we accept this when for all of history all of mankind has had marriage as a institution of a man joining with a woman? All religions on this planet that worship GOD feel that homosexuality is a sin and GOD hates sin. So as for me and my house we will not accept nor condone these “marriages” !!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:53am
  263. @christopher bates…and why r u on here in the first place.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:03am
  264. Maybe Christopher Bates is a closet case Angie Castillo.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:11am
  265. what is wrong with it?????? can’t people see it is love!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:22am
  266. Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:25am
  267. congratulation

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:30am
  268. At last.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:36am
  269. -
    The people making money from divorce are behind marriages for Gays. They want Gays to be “enfranchised”. They’ll double their income from $50 Billion to $100 Billion a year.

    Gays can do much better than accept the right to be tied hand and foot in a legal contract that no one benefits from except the legal establishment.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/DivorceCorp

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:47am
  270. Congrats New Mexico : – )

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:50am
  271. Parabéns…

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:59am
  272. how long has it taken for this to FINALLY be legal?

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:10am
  273. did you know blacks AND women got rights BEFORE sam sex marraige? wtf seriously thats really messed up.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:11am
  274. Congrats to you all!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:14am
  275. Yaaa N.M. Happy Happy joy joy

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:16am
  276. uuugggggggg!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:35am
  277. Amethyst Allessandra

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:50am
  278. So you can be gay but not Hispanic? Lol sorry just trying to stir the pot. Congrats and just can’t wait till Indiana gets this liberal so my friends can’t get married.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 4:51am
  279. LINDO, LINDO, LINDO,

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:00am
  280. One state at a time, it’s happening at long last.

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:17am
  281. yahoo!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 5:40am
  282. <3

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 6:17am
  283. CO get your shit together!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 6:19am
  284. Sick!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7:03am
  285. New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment ..

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7:34am
  286. About time!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 8:03am
  287. Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 8:30am
  288. AWESOME AUST SHOULD BE LIKE THAT AN ENCHANTING COUNTRY

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:19am
  289. KOOL ME AND IZZY WILL BE THERE IN 2014

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:19am
  290. awesome totally

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 9:21am
  291. Great news… Hopefully the whole US map has the same results … It is time to recognized that the gay community does exist and has its rights !

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:01pm
  292. Well,…Im never going to NM then,….

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:38pm
  293. Puke

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 1:58pm
  294. there was a reason i loved New Mexico!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:27pm
  295. YES YES ITS ABOUT TIME WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG LOL

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 2:58pm
  296. Yay!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:07pm
  297. Loves Gay’s Jesus Christ + Haleluya + ♥ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:09pm
  298. Coming right along!!! #ProudLesbian

    Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 3:37pm