The New Mexico Supreme Court has wrapped up a landmark two-hour hearing on whether gay marriage should be legalized in the state.
Nearly 170 people crammed into the court’s chambers and several overflow rooms for the hearing, while others had to be turned away due to a lack of space.
While the state’s highest court did not issue an immediate ruling on the issue, same-sex marriage advocates said after the hearing they like their chances.
“I thought it went very well,” said Monica Leaming of Farmington, who attended the proceedings with her wife, Cecilia Taulbee. “I’m optimistic about the outcome, because there’s a strong indication that most New Mexicans support same-sex marriage.”