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NM state law doesn’t prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages

January 8, 2011 • Local News

Attorney General Gary King’s office released a statement on Tuesday detailing the official attorney general’s opinion that New Mexico state law does not prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriages. The opinion was in response to a question from State Sen. Al Park, which asked if same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, states, were valid in New Mexico.

The release reads “in response to the question the opinion states: ‘While we cannot predict how a New Mexico court would rule on this issue, after review of the law in this area, it is our opinion that a same-sex marriage that is valid under the laws of the country or state where it was consummated would likewise be found valid in New Mexico.’”

Local leaders like State Rep. Dennis Kintigh have a different philosophical take on the opinion.

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