New Mexico becomes 17th state to legalize same-sex marriage

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SANTA FE, NM – The state of New Mexico is joining the ranks of 16 states before it. It’s now the 17th state to recognize same-sex marriage.

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision came down Thursday. While it’s a victory for the state, many gay rights activists are looking at it as a victory for the country, too.

“It’s very clear though that the tide of history is on our side and that marriage equality is spreading across the country quicker than anyone imagined,” said Brian Egolf, New Mexico State Representative (D).

But not everyone is happy. Republican representative Nora Espinoza called it a very sad day. Some republican lawmakers plan to introduce a state constitutional amendment to define marriage between one man and one woman.

For now, it looks like same-sex marriage is here to stay.