Skip to comments.NM high court to hear gay marriage case next month
Posted on 09/07/2013 8:38:20 AM PDT by CedarDave
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) New Mexicos highest court signaled Friday it may quickly resolve whether gay marriage is legal in the state.
The five-member state Supreme Court issued an order setting an Oct. 23 hearing in a case that finally could decide whether marriage licenses can be issued to gay and lesbian couples.
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And another State up in flames.
And, these liberal judges will probably also cite the recent Supreme Court decision on homosexual marriage.
If New Mexico law really doesn’t explicitly say that marriage is a man and a woman, then these liberal judges will rule for homosexual marriage.
In some state lawsuits on marriage, even liberal judges were reluctant to overturn laws which specifically defined marriage. But if New Mexico’s law has this loophole, then it’s a done deal that homosexual marriage will be happening legally in New Mexico very soon.
Well of course. I don’t think some get it. SCOTUS legalized gay marriage. It is only a matter of time. You can’t put this one back in the bottle. Full Faith and Credit is next. And when my generation passes away, what is coming up is VERY Liberal and VERY pro homosexual marriage.
Thank your “conservative” SCOTUS.
New Mexico state law does not expressly permit or prohibit gay unions and the state constitution prohibits gender discrimination. Those two items are what the activists are using to push their agenda. The Republican governor Susana Martinez believes state voters should decide the issue with a constitutional amendment declaring marriage is between a man and a woman. However, there is little chance of it getting through the Democrat-controlled legislature first (NM does not have a referendum process, constitutional amendments have to be approved by the legislature to be put on the general election ballot).
As posted in related threads, the states have amended the Constitution to expressly protect religious expression, but not to protect so-called gay rights. So the recent decision by pro-gay activist New Mexico judges to find a Christian photographer, I believe, guilty of violating that state's constitutonal provision against gender discrimination is in violation of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment imo. Section 1 prohibits the states from making laws which abridge constitutionally enumerated protections.
We already know how that ultra-radical court will “rule.”
The only obvious path forward is a federal marriage amendment, but mum’s the word on that solution, alarmingly. The libs(bertarians) kept telling us that an amendment wasn’t necessary unless this unconscionable event occurred. Now that it has, they are strangely mute.
We could maybe have passed an amendment fifteen years ago, but it could never get through the states today. There has to be a different solution we can pursue.
Then again, if NM had banned it back then, we wouldn’t have this situation today. Instead, they put gays on the protected list a decade ago, which ought to tell us what the people of NM really think about this.