Thursday, January 6, 2011

State ACLU Weighs in on King's Domestic-Partner Opinion

They like it.

Executive Director Peter Simonson said in a news release that even though the legal opinion does not have the force of law, it's "an important step towards achieving basic relationship fairness here in New Mexico.Recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages would be a powerful acknowledgement that marriage matters to gay people in similar ways that it matters to everyone. Gay and lesbian couples want to get married in order to make a lifetime commitment to the person they love.”

Referring to the same-sex couples who have been married in other states and countries, the ACLU-NM press release said, "Extending the legal and economic protections of marriage to these couples in this state would significantly increase their families’ security, stability and status in the community."