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This bill requires that New Mexico recognize all marriages celebrated beyond the limits of New Mexico that are valid according to the laws of the state or country in which they were celebrated. This bill provides for one exception, declaring that a marriage, civil union or similar relationship entered into by persons of the same sex, either pursuant to statute or common law, that is recognized by another state or country, is void and not recognized for any purpose in this state. House Bill 162 states that any contractual or other rights granted by virtue of such marriage, civil union or similar relationship, including its termination, are unenforceable in New Mexico.
For more information on why HSLDA supports marriage bills like House Bill 162, please read our FAQ: “Why does HSLDA support efforts to constitutionally define marriage as between a man and a woman?”
1/24/2011 (House) Introduced in the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee
3/19/2011 (House) Died in Committee
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