Gov. Susana Martinez weighed in this afternoon on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that approved same-sex marriage nationwide.
The Republican governor has previously voiced opposition to same-sex marriage, while maintaining the issue should be resolved by a citizen vote.
Here is Martinez’s statement in full:
“My personal views on this issue are well-known. And as I have said before, I wholeheartedly believe this should have been resolved by the voters through respectful deliberation within the states — not by a handful of unelected judges.
But no matter our personal views on the ruling, I am confident New Mexicans will continue to show kindness and respect toward one another, including a respect for the religious freedom of every person that has always served as a pillar of our Constitution.
I will continue my focus on issues like growing our economy and improving our schools, and I urge New Mexicans to come together as we continue our progress in these efforts.”
Meanwhile, the leaders of the state’s Democratic and Republican parties also released statements today.