Lawsuit Seeks Freedom to Marry in New Mexico

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March 21, 2013

Two same-sex couples filed a lawsuit today seeking the freedom to marry in New Mexico.

The couples are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of New Mexico, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and local attorneys.

Camilla Taylor, Lambda Legal’s Marriage Project Director, says:

The momentum for securing the freedom to marry is sweeping across the country, and we look forward to seeing New Mexico join the growing list of states where same-sex couples can marry. We expect the New Mexico plaintiffs and our colleagues at the ACLU and NCLR will secure another victory, and we stand ready to support this litigation in any way we can.

New Mexico is the only state in the country that does not either explicitly recognize same-sex relationships through marriage or civil unions or ban recognition of same-sex relationships by statute or constitutional amendment.