The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is calling on New
Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to put an end to gay marriage in the
Martinez, a Republican, has repeatedly said that she's opposed to
gay nuptials. But as an increasing number of counties began issuing
marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples over the past few weeks,
Martinez refused to intervene.
Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins on August 21 announced that he
did not believe the laws of New Mexico prohibit gay couples from
marrying. Seven additional counties, covering nearly 60 percent of
the state's population, have either independently or by court order
joined Dona Ana.
Mexico could legalize gay marriage as early as next month.)
In response, NOM, the nation's most vociferous opponent of
marriage equality, has organized an email campaign calling on
Martinez to act.
“I urge you, as the governor, with the power of the executive
branch, to intervene and stop the lawlessness that has broken out in
Dona Ana County. Use whatever means necessary to restore the rule of
law and the credibility of the government in that county,” the
“Recognizing and defending traditional marriage recognizes and
defends the right of the future generations to receive the love and
care of a mom and a dad. Future New Mexico kids are counting on us
to hand on to them this right intact.”