New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez on
Monday stated her opposition to a constitutional amendment which
would define marriage as a heterosexual union in the state.
Speaking to reporters, Martinez, a
Republican, said that she won't endorse the legislation.
“I think what I said before was that
yes, the people should have decided on it, but the Supreme Court has
decided. And it's now the law of the land,” Martinez
State Senator William Sharer, also a
Republican and a vocal opponent of marriage equality, introduced
Joint Resolution 6 on the day after the New Mexico Supreme Court
issued a ruling legalizing gay nuptials in the Land of Enchantment.
state to legalize gay marriage.)
When asked specifically about Sharer's
proposal, Martinez answered: “It's the law of the land. The
Supreme Court has spoken.”
Sharer told outlets that a draft of the
amendment was “just sitting there waiting until I said go.”
He pushed for a similar measure
unsuccessfully in 2011.
Mexico GOPer William Sharer: Gay men should stop “whoring,” marry