Mountain West Marriages
Yesterday, New Mexico’s Supreme Court formally confirmed same-sex marriage statewide. And today, a Federal court in Utah struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriages, in a ruling which no longer raises eyebrows: the ban fails the rational basis test:
This will take a little while to work through appeals.
While the trend carries the scent of inevitability, we should bear in mind that Utah would be the eighteenth state to have same-sex marriage should today’s ruling ultimately stick, and the population count is not yet a majority of the country living in jurisdictions that have marriage equality. Political and legal winds do sometimes shift course.
So it’s important to celebrate each state’s laws moving forward, and today, couples in Utah and New Mexico have something very, very good to celebrate. Congratulations!