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Farmington Joins New Mexico’s Campaign for Marriage Equality

 

Post submitted by Leigh Durham, HRC field organizer

Last night, more than 20 marriage equality supporters braved Farmington’s below-freezing temperatures to attend the area's first ACTION Meeting, joining the statewide campaign to secure and protect the rights of loving, committed same-sex couples in New Mexico.

Community members gathered at the San Juan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship near Farmington’s historic Main Street District. Members of local community associations, faith and young adult groups and college organizations shared their thoughts on working toward equality in a largely conservative, rural region of the state. Attendees planned future letter-writing campaigns, visits to the Capitol Building in Santa Fe and even discussed inviting their state legislators to holiday potluck.

Greg Gomez and Aaron Joplin, one of the two plaintiff couples in the New Mexico Supreme Court case on marriage equality, also attended. The two offered their unique perspective on why a statewide decision is necessary to ensure that the love and commitment of all New Mexicans is recognized.

HRC’s field team is encouraged by the enthusiasm and we look forward to our continued work with local networks as we prepare for the upcoming legislative session.

 

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