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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.

Trans man Tommy Sloan and his boyfriend tell The Advocate it's because they're gay that they have been the repeated victims of vandals, and yet police won't call it a hate crime..

February 24 2016 10:02 AM

Like other such proposals, it would let businesses or individuals get away with turning away LGBT people by citing religious objections.

December 23 2015 8:23 PM

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.

April 07 2014 3:42 PM

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.

January 07 2014 7:17 PM