Lawlessness in New Mexico

Maggie was recently quoted in a Reuters story about a county clerk in New Mexico taking it upon himself to issue same-sex marriage licenses even though it is not legal in New Mexico.  The Attorney General’s response?  Do nothing.

Maggie Gallagher, an opponent of same-sex marriage and a board member with the American Principles Project, criticized the move by Ellins, saying he should allow the courts to decide whether same-sex marriage should proceed in New Mexico.

“Bypassing that process is lawless and in itself unconstitutional and politically motivated,” she said.

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Same-Sex Marriage Debate: Gallagher vs. Corvino

Debating Same-Sex Marriage at Notre Dame: Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage and the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, vs. John Corvino, a gay rights activist and Philosophy professor at Wayne State University, on October, 25 2012. This debate was part of the College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Fellows program at the University of Notre Dame.