New Mexico reacts to the US Supreme Court decision by taking a second look at their state constitution.
In the aftermath of the US Supreme Court decision concerning gay marriage, many state courts and legislative bodies are re evaluating their existing legal codes and marriage statutes. New Mexico, a state known for its respect for cultural diversity and inclusiveness is no exception. The New Mexico State constitution does not clearly define marriage as restricted to a man and a woman giving rise to policy clarification that leads the way for confirmed legal acceptance of same sex marriage under New Mexico state laws. This recent article linked below from the New Mexican Newspaper sheds light on this developing area of family law and how one state court is attempting to line up the manner in which this legal issue can be heard in their jurisdiction.