New Mexico Marriage Definition Questioned

Santa Fe City Attorney Geno Zamora signed off on a memorandum dated March 19, 2013, stating that “same-sex marriage is permitted in New Mexico,” according to reports in various newspapers, including the March 20 edition of the Albuquerque Journal.  The memorandum cites the following evidence for this conclusion:

1.  New Mexico has a marriage recognition statute, Section 40-1-4, under which the state’s attorney general opined in 2011 (N.M.AG Op. No. 11-01) that same-sex marriages … <Read More>