marriage rights

Statement by NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, January 05, 2011)—New Mexico Attorney Gary King released an opinion on January 4, 2011 concluding that marriages between same-sex couples validly entered in other states or countries would be honored in New Mexico. New Mexico law generally provides that the state will recognize valid out-of-state marriages, even if the marriage would not have been permitted under New Mexico’s own marriage laws. The Attorneys General of...


A statement from Executive Director Kate Kendell (San Francisco, CA, July 6, 2010)—Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) condemned Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle’s veto of a bill that would have allowed both same-sex and different-sex couples in Hawaii to protect their families by entering into civil unions. A statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell: “Governor Lingle has demonstrated a shocking disregard for the well-being of Hawaii families. The civil-union bill...