New Mexico Wedding Locations

Gay Wedding Locations In The State Of New Mexico

On February 20th, 2004, 66 same sex couples received marriage licence's in Sandoval County, New Mexico. Since their states laws are not gender specific, New Mexico is only one of only 10 states and the district of columbia which do not ban same-sex marriage.

Unfortunately, States Attorney General, Patricia Madrid, issued a order, that same day the licence's were issued, stating that the marriage licence's were invalid under state law.

A district court judge then issued a restraining order against the circuit clerks office, that prevented them from issuing licence's to same-sex couples. The Sandoval County Clerk then brought a motion before the state Supreme Court, trying to have the restraining or dismissed, and be allowed to continue issuing licence's to same sex couples. The State Supreme Court rejected her motion.

There are still some location in which you can have a gay wedding or commitment ceremony in New Mexico. Below are listed some of those locations.

  • Hacienda Vargas Inn: From the event planning, all the way up to the ceremony Hacienda Vargas Inn will assist. From small weddings to large, they offer a beautiful indoor chapel wedding to outside garden type setting. Located in Algodones, NM. Contact Cynthia Spence for pricing and reservations. Phone: 1 505 867-9115.