USA, New Mexico: Santa Fe County Clerk Starts Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples

Written by scott on August 23rd, 2013

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Another county clerk in New Mexico has joined the party. Equality on Trial reports:

Another county clerk in New Mexico has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The county clerk of Santa Fe County, under an order from a federal judge, started issuing the marriage licenses, according to the Associated Press: The first couple to get a license in the state’s third-largest county was Santa Fe County Commissioner Liz Stefanics and Linda Siegle, a lobbyist for Equality New Mexico, a gay rights group. Stefanics is a former Democratic state senator from Santa Fe. The couple walked into County Clerk Geraldine Salazar’s office shortly after 1:30 p.m., and asked if they were still denying licenses to same-sex couples.

Fantastic – will Albuquerque and Taos follow suit? The state’s gonna have to take some action on this soon, one way or another.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael says:

    Fantastic! What wonderful news!

  2. Nancy says:

    My wife and I were married in Iowa, but live in OK. If NM legal-izes same sex marriage we will definitely move to NM in order to be free to love!

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