New Mexico

News from within the borders of New Mexico and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in New Mexico, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

Police say a Las Cruces, N.M., woman beat and sexually assaulted her daughter in an effort to stop her from being a lesbian.

July 18 2014 3:38 PM

The court declined to consider the case of a photography business that claimed its refusal to serve a same-sex wedding was not discrimination but a legal exercise of religious freedom.

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Javier Gonzales was elected mayor of Santa Fe, N.M. on Tuesday night.

March 05 2014 2:13 PM

Doña Ana county clerk Lynn Ellins issued the first marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state last August, and is now donating to a statewide marriage equality organization the leftover funds he raised to help pay his legal fees.

January 12 2014 2:16 PM

Marriage equality is 'now the law of the land,' says Gov. Susana Martinez, who earlier had advocated a popular vote on the matter.

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The clerk of Roosevelt County and her chief deputy have declined to handle marriage licenses for gay couples.

December 20 2013 3:14 PM

New Mexico becomes the 17th state to enact marriage equality, with a unanimous decision by the state's highest court.

December 19 2013 1:41 PM

The New Mexico Pediatric Society, the New Mexico Psychological Association, and the New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Social Workers all came forward for marriage equality as the state awaits a court decision.

December 10 2013 2:27 PM

More than 1,030 same-sex couples are raising 2,000 children in the state but not allowed to access marriage benefits, according to the Williams Institute.

November 18 2013 1:30 PM

The New Mexico Supreme Court heard hourlong arguments Wednesday from both supporters and opponents of marriage equality.

October 24 2013 1:04 PM