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Committee OKs Santa Fe gender-neutral restroom proposal

Sunday, May 3, 2015
The public works committee voted 3-2 in favor of the restrooms, which are designed to cater to the transgender community. ...

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University of New Mexico students approve ‘gender‑neutral’ constitution

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
University of New Mexico
Students at the University of New Mexico have voted to make all pronouns in the student government's constitution gender-neutral. ...

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New Mexico county faces lawsuit in death of gay man

Friday, November 14, 2014
New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The family of a gay New Mexico man who was abducted and brutally beaten to death is suing a sheriff's office for not protecting him. A lawyer for the family of Leon Sanchez filed a federal lawsuit ...

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Lawsuit alleges New Mexico college student was shunned for anti-gay views

Thursday, October 16, 2014
University of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A former University of New Mexico student can proceed with a free speech lawsuit against the school alleging she was ostracized by her professors for making anti-gay remarks in paper, a federal judge has ruled. Chief U.S. ...

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Majority of Santa Fe marriage licenses in past year went to same-sex couples

Sunday, September 7, 2014
This photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, shows the certificate of marriage presented to Kathy Chambery, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M.
SANTA FE, N.M. — More than half of the marriage licenses issued by Santa Fe County in the past year have gone to same-sex couples. The number of licenses issued has doubled, and 55 percent went to same-sex couples, the ...

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Nearly 900 marriage licenses issued to gay couples in pioneer N.M. county

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Gay couples flocked to southern New Mexico when Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins announced on August 21 that his office was now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A county clerk in New Mexico whose actions ultimately prompted the state Supreme Court to declare same-sex marriage legal statewide, says his office issued nearly 900 marriage licenses to gay couples in the past year. Last ...

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N.M. mom charged with abuse, hate crime attack on lesbian daughter

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Magdo Haro
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sheriff's deputies in Doña Ana County, N.M., have arrested the mother of a 17-year-old girl on charges of physical and sexual abuse in reaction to learning of her daughter's sexual orientation. Sheriff’s officials have enhanced the ...

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Santa Fe County, N.M., issues 1,000th same-sex marriage license

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In this photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, Kathy Chambery, left, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, thank each other after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M.
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Two Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court declines appeal over N.M. gay bias case

Monday, April 7, 2014
Elaine Huguenin
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and ...

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N.M. auto dealership to pay $2 million to settle same-sex harassment law suit

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Pitre Buick in Albuquerque, N.M.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- An Albuquerque automobile dealership is agreeing to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that dozens of male employees were subjected to same-sex sexual harassment and retaliation. ...

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