Topics :: New Mexico

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Gay Bias Case

By Jeri Clausing | Monday Apr 7, 2014
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 religious freedom.

New Mexico Gay Married Couples Ready for Tax Time

Monday Mar 10, 2014
Some same-sex couples in New Mexico will get to experience for the first time what married couples go through every spring - sorting through joint tax returns.

Santa Fe Elects First Out Mayor

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 7, 2014
Javier Gonzales was elected as Santa Fe’s mayor Tuesday, making him the city’s first out mayor and possibly New Mexico’s first out mayor.

2 New Mexico Counties Stop Officiating Weddings

Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Judges in two southeastern New Mexico counties say they will no longer officiate weddings after the state’s high court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal.

NM County Clerk Gives To Gay Marriage Campaign

Monday Jan 13, 2014
A southern New Mexico county clerk who faced a lawsuit for issuing same-sex marriage licenses is donating the rest of his defense fund to a pro-gay marriage campaign.

NM Governor Won’t Fight for Gay Marriage Ban

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said at a news conference Monday that she won’t push for an amendment that would prevent same-sex couples from marrying in the state during the upcoming legislative session.

Effort To Repeal Tribe’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Energized By Court’s Decisions

Monday Jan 6, 2014
An effort to repeal the Navajo Nation’s same-sex marriage ban has been energized by decisions in some states to allow such unions.

NM County has Not Issued Gay Marriage Licenses

Friday Dec 27, 2013
The clerk of Lea County says she has yet to issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

NM Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Comes Amid Long Wait

By Russell Contreras | Friday Dec 20, 2013
Miriam Rand and Ono Porter were having lunch when the couple got a call that they’d been waiting for, for three decades: New Mexico’s Supreme Court had just issued a ruling on same-sex marriage.

Official: Navajo Nation Law on Marriage Stands

Friday Dec 20, 2013
A Navajo Nation official says the tribe’s own law prohibiting same-sex marriage isn’t affected by the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples in New Mexico.