New Mexico Marriage Equality News
NM Can Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages: AG’s Opinion says that married NM couples can expect to be treated like married couples. If you’re wondering what this means to your family, click through and read the rest.
Have you’ve had any problems or issues with getting your employer, a health care provider, your kids’ school, or anyone else to recognize that you are married?
NM Can Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages
AG’s Opinion: State Law Does Not Prohibit Recognition
(SANTA FE)—Attorney General Gary King says, “A comprehensive legal analysis by my office concludes that valid same-sex marriages in other states would likely be valid in New Mexico.” The official Attorney General’s Opinion, publicly released today, was in response to a question from New Mexico State Representative Al Park that asked whether same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions are valid in New Mexico…
Additionally, the Opinion notes that: “
At least fiveEight states and Washington D.C. are currently issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and many other states are actively considering doing the same. This increases the likelihood that New Mexico residents of the same sex who married while traveling or who move to New Mexico after marrying in a jurisdiction that allows same-sex marriages will seek to have their marriages recognized in this state.”
The full Opinion can be found at http://www.nmag.gov
If you have questions about what this may mean for your family, Lambda Legal’s regional help desk is at 214-219-8585