New Mexico has become the 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
The state’s supreme court ruling on Thursday stated that
In August, a Doña Ana, New Mexico county clerk began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a practice soon followed by seven other New Mexico counties.
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The Hill reports that the action by those 8 counties,
“The past few years have seen an amazing show of support for the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples,” said Elizabeth Gill, staff attorney with the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Project. “Today’s victory in New Mexico brings us one step closer to the day when marriage equality is a reality nationwide.”
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