Gay Marriage

NM State Senator to Sue to Block Same-Sex Marriage Recognition

Because of Alexander the Great


New Mexico state Sen. William Sharer (R) joined by a group of GOP legislators plans to file a lawsuit against Doña Ana County for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In defense of traditional marriage, Sharer cited Alexander the Great.

Doña Ana County Cleak Lynn Ellins (D) began offering same-sex marriage licenses after New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (D) handed down a ruling that the equal protections required by New Mexico's constitution made marriage statutes designating it as an act between one male and one female unconstitutional. 

Ellins announced last week that he would begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples under the U.S. Constitution, the New Mexico Constitution and the New Mexico Human Rights Act.