Thursday, January 6, 2011

Other States' Same-sex Marriages Valid in New Mexico

Gay couples legally married in other states and countries will be recognized in New Mexico, the state’s attorney general said in a legal opinion issued Tuesday.

"A comprehensive legal analysis by my office concludes that valid same-sex marriages in other states would likely be valid in New Mexico," Attorney General Gary King (pictured) said.

Despite his opinion, King said he cannot predict “how a New Mexico court would rule on this issue.”

A spokesperson for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez issued a statement, saying, "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."

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