For decades, the ACLU of New Mexico has been at the forefront of protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) people in our state. Our work includes fighting for fair treatment by the government; protecting LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in jobs, schools, housing, and public accommodations; and working for equal rights for same-sex couples and their families.
In 2013, the ACLU of New Mexico filed Griego v. Oliver on behalf of five same-sex couples, asking the courts to affirm that the New Mexico State Constitution does not prohibit gay and lesbian couples from marrying. In December of that same year, the New Mexico State Supreme Court heard Griego v. Oliver and ruled that same-sex couples could legally marry in New Mexico, making New Mexico the 17th state with full marriage equality.
The ACLU of New Mexico continues fighting for the rights of LGBTQ+ people beyond marriage, and remains committed to fighting discrimination and ensuring fair treatment for all.