The Albuquerque Teacher's Federation (ATF) has unanimously endorsed gay marriage in New Mexico.

ATF on Thursday approved a resolution to endorse and join New Mexico Unites for Marriage, the campaign to defend marriage equality in New Mexico.

“We are thrilled to be a part of New Mexico Unites for Marriage,” said ATF President Ellen Bernstein. “As a union, one of the things we focus on is discrimination of all kinds and we are inclusive of the members of our union, their families and our society at large. The New Mexico's Supreme Court's recent ruling is the right action as our state can now move forward and support and honor all couples and families.”

A New Mexico Supreme Court decision handed down last month moved New Mexico into the marriage equality column. However, proposed legislation threatens the court's decision.

New Mexico Unites for Marriage is lobbying lawmakers to reject the proposed constitutional amendment which seeks to define marriage as a heterosexual union.

ATF claims 3,800 members and is part of the American Federation of Teachers.