Reaching for a word and missing

In a welcome development, New Mexico’s Attorney General issued an opinion stating that New Mexico would recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married elsewhere (NM does not yet have full marriage equality). Gary King was quoted as saying:

While we cannot predict how a New Mexico court would rule on this issue, after review of the law in this area, it is our opinion that a same-sex marriage that is valid under the laws of the country or state where it was consummated would likewise be found valid in New Mexico.

Er, Gary, I think the word you were looking for is “solemnized.” As a commenter on BTB wrote, how does the state plan to determine if a marriage was consummated?

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Long-time commenter starts a blog of his own. I'm a software developer from the US Midwest.
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