New Mexico AG: Other States' Same-Sex Marriages Valid Here

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com January 05 2011 3:25 PM ET

Gay couples legally married in other states and countries will be recognized in New Mexico, the state’s attorney general said in a legal opinion issued Tuesday.

"A comprehensive legal analysis by my office concludes that valid same-sex marriages in other states would likely be valid in New Mexico," Attorney General Gary King (pictured) said.

Despite his opinion, King said he cannot predict “how a New Mexico court would rule on this issue.”

A spokesperson for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez issued a statement saying, "Gov. Martinez made it clear during the campaign that she opposes same-sex marriage. It's important to note that no New Mexico court has ruled on this issue."

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