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Former New Mexico Attorney General Pens Op-Ed in Support of Marriage Equality

In today’s Albuquerque Journal, former New Mexico Attorney General Patricia A. Madrid wrote an eloquent op-ed in support of marriage equality.

Madrid recalled the 2003 Goodridge decision that brought marriage equality to Massachusetts, and asked that the issue in New Mexico be left to the state Supreme Court.

“The Legislature should resist any temptation to continue to make marriage a divisive issue,” she wrote.

“New Mexico has always been a land of freedom, of live and let live, and we all try to apply the Golden Rule — to treat others as we want to be treated ourselves. To me, that speaks directly to the freedom to marry,” Madrid wrote.

“Marriage has been the cornerstone of my life, and I hope that soon in New Mexico, our gay and lesbian friends, neighbors and family members can have that same mix of celebration and security.”

Read the full op-ed here.

HRC is proud to be a founding member and partner of New Mexico Unites for Marriage.

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