USA, New Mexico: Governor Martinez Will Not Push for Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on January 8th, 2014

New Mexico Governor Susana MartinezNew Mexico Governor Susana Martinez says marriage equality is now the “law of the land”, and will not push for gay marriage ban in her state.

The Advocate reports:

Last summer, as several New Mexico counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Martinez repeatedly said she believed voters should have the final say on legal recognition of such marriages. But in a news conference Monday, she said she wouldn’t advocate for an anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment to go before the electorate. “I think what I said before was that yes, the people should have decided on it, but the Supreme Court has decided,” she said, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. “And it’s now the law of the land.” Asked if that meant she wouldn’t support efforts to place the question on the ballot, she said, “It’s the law of the land. The Supreme Court has spoken.”

At last, one conservative politician with the sense to see where things are going. It’s refreshing to see some sense of finality in New Mexico.

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