SANTA FE (KRQE) – Supporters of marriage equality marched at the capitol Thursday.
While the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage in the state is legal last month, some lawmakers have talked about pushing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as an act between a man and a woman. The marchers don’t want to see that happen.
“This is an issue about love, and in the past, we have segregated love,” said Rep. Bill McCanley, D-Las Cruces. “We have said, ‘If you are with a certain person, we’re going to recognize you legally, and if you’re with another person, we’re not going to recognize you legally.’ And that’s led to a bunch of negative attitudes and bad things around the state.”
In the past, marriage bills have failed to make much progress in the legislature.