nm 266x300 New Mexico Is The Seventeenth Marriage Equality State!I go to lunch with my parents for an hour and this happens. The New Mexico Supreme Court has delivered statewide marriage equality!

In a landmark decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court declared that marriage rights must be extended to same-sex couples throughout the state.

The state’s highest court unanimously ruled that denying committed same-sex couples the right to marry violated the Equal Protection clause of the New Mexico constitution.

“We hold that the State of New Mexico is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections, and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law,” reads the ruling.

Beautiful. Congratulations, New Mexico!