New Mexico heading out on their own
Via TPM, a story about a civil law that's heading in a direction that those who wrote it might not have wanted.
“Marriage is contemplated by the law as a civil contract, for which the consent of the contracting parties, capable in law of contracting, is essential.”This is the law, and it neither permits nor bans same-sex marriage - not explicitly. As a result, three counties have begun issuing licenses - and they account for about half the state's population. By the time this hits the state's Supreme Court, there could be hundreds of marriages in existence.
That's the kind of thing that makes a ban harder to sell.
So, one more in the win column? Could well be. New Mexico did go blue, after all.