Thursday, October 03, 2013

POLL: Majority Support for Marriage Equality in New Mexico

We have been following the marriage equality situation in New Mexico pretty closely. Currently, more than half of the population lives in counties where County Clerks have been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. A new poll shows that marriage equality is a majority position in the Land of Enchantment:
While 51 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry, 42 percent are opposed, according to the poll. The remaining 7 percent didn’t know or refused to answer. 
The poll also found that 53 percent would vote in favor of a ballot initiative to allow gays and lesbians to legally marry and 54 percent would oppose amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
The New Mexico State Supreme Court will hear arguments on October 23 in  a case that should decide the question once an for all about whether same-sex marriage is legal in that state. It can't hurt our chances that the Court would be confident knowing that a ruling in favor of marriage equality would be widely popular.

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