New Mexico Marriage Amendment (2014)

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The New Mexico Marriage Amendment may appear on the November 2014 ballot in the state of New Mexico as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would allow same-sex marriage in the state. According to reports, no law allows same-sex marriage in the state, but there is also no law that bans it.[1]

A similar measure was proposed for the 2012 ballot during the state 2012 legislative session. However, that measure never made the ballot.

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.

On January 31, the New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2 on to advance the proposed constitutional amendment to the next committee.[1] The House Voters and Elections Committee will consider the bill on February 21.

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