Why Marriage Matters
A coalition of state and national organizations will launch a statewide television ad today featuring a New Mexican family who represent the broad, majority support for the recent ruling by the state Supreme Court that grants every loving couple the freedom to marry. The ad will appear on both network and cable television throughout the state. It features Daniel and Theresa Sandoval of Albuquerque who have been married for 51 years, raised three sons and are now, after retiring, enjoying their five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. As Daniel Sandoval says in the ad, “We believe in the Golden Rule. In treating others as we want to be treated. Respect is very important to me and it’s the heart of the issue. In New Mexico, we respect every family.” The 30-second spot was produced and purchased by the Equality New Mexico Foundation and ACLU of New Mexico Foundation in partnership with Freedom to Marry, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU LGBT Project.