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  1. revchicoucc
    December 19, 2013

    Thanks, Timothy, for letting us know and keeping us informed.

  2. Hyhybt
    December 19, 2013

    …and may yet reach 18 by the end of the year, at least for the dead. (Admittedly, they need it least, but still.)

  3. Ben In Oakland
    December 19, 2013

    “Although this question arouses sincerely-felt religious beliefs both in favor of and against same-gender marriages, our analysis does not and cannot depend on religious doctrine without violating the Constitution.”

    Was this not the best statement in the whole decision?

  4. Hunter
    December 19, 2013

    Another resounding victory for NOM. (giggle)

  5. Richard Rush
    December 19, 2013

    This court decision couldn’t have come at a better time of the year. All organizations that rely on donations ratchet up their money begging campaigns during the year-end holidays when people are feeling especially generous. And now, after the seventeenth state has just been added to the marriage equality tally, the anti-gay outfits are looking more like the hopeless money pits that they are.

  6. FYoung
    December 19, 2013

    “Because same-gender couples (whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, hereinafter “LGBT”) are a discrete group…”

    I don’t think that it is correct, factually speaking, to include bisexuals and transgenders in the same group as gays and lesbians, but if the court insists, I’ll graciously concede the point.

    Anyway, congratulations, New Mexico!

  7. Soren456
    December 19, 2013

    A unanimous decision is especially emphatic.

  8. Nathaniel
    December 20, 2013

    FYoung, a bisexual person in a same-sex relationship is still bisexual, so it would not be inaccurate to include them as is done here. As for transgender individuals, it depends on NM’s laws. If NM is very restrictive about the conditions under which they will recognize a transgender person’s gender/sex, then they might also benefit from more inclusive marriage laws. While much work needs to be done to improve the world for transgender people, laws recognizing same-sex marriages could benefit opposite sex couples of whom one is transgender, but does not have appropriate legal recognitions.

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