New Mexico Marriage Amendment (2012)

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The New Mexico Marriage Amendment did not make the November 2012 ballot in the state of New Mexico as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have defined marriage in the state as between one man and one woman. The measure was introduced by State Representative David Chavez. The proposal's bill number in the legislature was House Joint Resolution 22.[1]


The following is information obtained from the opposing side of the measure:

  • The Santa Fe City Council passed a resolution opposing the measure. According to Jacob Candelaria, the president of Equality New Mexico: “The Santa Fe City Council stood with New Mexico families last night, and sent a clear message to legislators: that in New Mexico we celebrate diversity, we respect our neighbors, and we value our families. All of our families.”

Path to the ballot

According to Article XIX of the New Mexico Constitution, it takes a majority vote of all members of both houses of the New Mexico State Legislature to refer a proposed amendment to the ballot.

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