The Advocate
April 10, 2013

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill that would have helped same-sex domestic partners of military personnel obtain professional licenses in New Mexico. She later signed an identical bill that only protected heterosexual military couples, Salon reports. The bill was drafted to expedite the process for military families or recent veterans who relocate to New Mexico, so that spouses or partners who need to become licensed in order to work—such as teachers or counselors—can quickly begin work.