In response to the Presidential election and concerns from married same-gender couples about their marriages being invalidated, the National Center for Lesbian Rights provided this statement...
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Not only was my career on the line, but my personal life was put on hold as well. As a result of DADT, I feared dating and having a relationship, and I could not even entertain the notion of getting married, if I was ever lucky enough to meet someone special.
Santa Fe, NM – June 26, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic decision in favor of marriage equality, making it so that same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and will enjoy equal respect for their marriages across America.
NEWS RELEASE: EQNM Applauds Freedom to Marry on Latest Bilingual Ad Campaign: Ads to Run in Southern New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM – June 4, 2015 – This week, Freedom to Marry launched a bilingual ad campaign that will run in parts of Texas and Southern New Mexico. The ads highlight the fact that “we don’t turn our backs on family,” and that each LGTB individual is someone’s mother, daughter, sister, father, son, brother, friend, or family member.
Being a Queer Chicana growing up in Doña County, where marriage licenses were first issued to same sex couples in the state, I have seen how most of society—especially the Latino community—has continued to evolve when talking about marriage equality and LGBTQ rights. With the latest GALLUP poll showing that 72% of Latinos in the United States support marriage equality (third highest of any demographic in the U.S), I know that it is not any different here in Southern New Mexico.