From the New Mexican:
News of the ruling, which comes after a number of county clerks in the state already started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples earlier this year, spread quickly on social media and touched off celebrations among marriage-equality advocates, who plan a 6 p.m. rally tonight outside the Supreme Court building in Santa Fe.
We conclude that although none of New Mexicos marriage statutes specifically prohibit same-gender marriages, when read as a whole, the statutes have the effect of precluding same-gender couples from marrying and benefitting from the rights, protections, and responsibilities that flow from a civil marriage. Same-gender couples who wish to enter into a civil marriage with another person of their choice and to the exclusion of all others are similarly situated to opposite-gender couples who want to do the same, yet they are treated differently. Because same-gender couples (whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, hereinafter LGBT) are a discrete group which has been subjected to a history of discrimination and violence, and which has inadequate political power to protect itself from such treatment, the classification at issue must withstand intermediate scrutiny to be constitutional. Accordingly, New Mexico may neither constitutionally deny same-gender couples the right to marry nor deprive them of the rights, protections, and responsibilities of marriage laws, unless the proponents of the legislationthe opponents of same-gender marriageprove that the discrimination caused by the legislation is substantially related to an important government interest. Breen v. Carlsbad Mun. Sch., 2005-NMSC-028, ¶ 13, 138 N.M. 331, 120 P.3d 413 (internal quotation marks and citation omitted).
BOLD = B.S. -- it is proponents of traditional marriage whose rights are being trampled!
Sodomy holds forth in Santa Fe (AKA San Francisco of the east).