The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is calling on New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to put an end to gay marriage in the state.

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.

(Related: New 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 email states.

“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.”