Same-sex marriage bill proposed

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — One of the most controversial issues in New Mexico could be headed for a public vote.
    
Democratic representative Brian Egolf of Santa Fe is proposing a constitutional amendment to officially recognize same sex marriages.
      
Attempts in the legislature to recognize civil unions or domestic partnerships have failed.
      
So, he's going in a different direction.

“This is the first, at least to my knowledge, where we've gone very straightforward, very simply, for a statement of marriage equality,” Egolf said.
     
If the legislature approves a constitutional amendment it goes directly to a public vote.
     
Egolff's proposal exempts churches from performing same sex marriages if they conflict with religious beliefs. 
 

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Bkrbb11
its about time this came up in a different way to get it passed an into the New Mexico constitution. It just took someone who is not afraid to try and do what is right for all of New Mexico. This is a long time in coming about and all of our elected officials need to do the right thing instead of back biting and fighting with each other.
 

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