New Mexico, USA: More Details on the Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Written by scott on March 21st, 2013

New Mexico Lesbian Couples - Marriage Equality LawsuitEarlier today, the ACLU announced its intention to sue for marriage equality in New Mexico. The Dallas Voice has more details about the couples involved:

The couples are Miriam Rand, 63, and Ona Porter, 66; and Rose Griego, 47, and Kim Kiel, 44. Rand and Porter currently live in Albuquerque while Griego and Kiel reside in Santa Fe. They are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of New Mexico, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Albuquerque law firm Sutin, Thayer & Browne, APC, and local cooperating attorneys Maureen Sanders, Lynn Perls, and Kate Girard. “Ona and I have been together for over 25 years,” said Rand. “Together, we raised children, we took care of our mothers when they were dying and are currently raising our granddaughter. We are family. We love and care for one another through good times and bad. We want our community to recognize our love and commitment for what it is — a marriage.”

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. bud says:

    I have been following the New Mexico law; native to the state; but from my reading I understand New Mexico has no for or against standing. Isn’t a law suit only drwing a line in the sand to cause issues; or have these ladies been denied marrage by the Santa Fe and Bernallio County Clerks?

  2. scott says:

    what other remedy would you suggest?

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