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.
Mom Accused of Sexually Assaulting Daughter for Being Gay

Mom Accused of Sexually Assaulting Lesbian Daughter

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

Supreme Court Won't Hear Photog's 'Freedom to Discriminate' Case

Supremes Won't Hear Antigay Photographer's Case

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.

Santa Fe Selects Its First Gay Mayor, Javier Gonzales

Meet Santa Fe's First Openly Gay Mayor

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

New Mexico Clerk Who Launched Marriage Equality Donates Leftover Funds

New Mexico Clerk Who Launched Marriage Equality Donates Leftover Funds

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.

N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure

N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure

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

N.M. County Officials Resign Over Marriage Equality

N.M. County Officials Resign Over Marriage Equality

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

BREAKING: New Mexico Supreme Court Declares Statewide Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment

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

Marriage Equality Good for New Mexico Kids, Experts Say

Marriage Equality Good for New Mexico Kids, Experts Say

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.

Same-Sex Marriage in New Mexico Would Benefit Thousands of Families

Same-Sex Marriage in New Mexico Would Benefit Thousands of Families

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.

WATCH: Highlights From New Mexico's Marriage Equality Hearing

WATCH: Highlights From New Mexico's Marriage Equality Hearing

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

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