A same-sex couple that is suing the state of New Mexico for marriage equality is asking the state Supreme Court to consolidate several cases in order to expedite a decision. LGBTQ Nation reports:
A same-sex couple from Santa Fe has asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to streamline the handling of lawsuits seeking to legalize gay marriage in the state. Rep. Brian Egolf, a Santa Fe Democrat and lawyer for the couple, said Tuesday the goal is to get a quick lower court decision and clear the way for an expedited ruling by the state’s highest court. The justices are being asked to consolidate all cases involving the gay marriage issue and assign them to a district court judge in Santa Fe, who would issue a ruling that would go directly to the Supreme Court for review.
According to the article, the Supreme Court has done so before, consolidating cases over new legislative boundaries in 2011.