Attorney General Gary Kingâ€™s office released a statement on Tuesday detailing the official attorney generalâ€™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.Â Al Park, which asked if same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, states, were valid in New Mexico.
The release reads â€œin response to the question the opinion states: â€˜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.â€™â€
Local leaders like State Rep. Dennis Kintigh have a different philosophical take on the opinion.
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