USA, New Mexico: Los Alamos County Clerk To Decide Tuesday Whether to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

Written by scott on September 2nd, 2013

New Mexico MapA seventh New Mexican County may be about to decide to issue marriage licenses to its same-sex couples.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover will decide by then whether to abide by the judge’s order or seek to stop it, reported the Los Alamos Mirror. A judge on Thursday ordered Stover to start granting same-sex marriage licenses or to appear in court next week to explain why that shouldn’t happen. Stover says she has not had enough time yet to review the documentation officials received with the county attorney. The order comes after Janet Newton and Maria Thibodeau asked a state district court last week to require Los Alamos County officials to issue them a marriage license, a move that expands the legal battle over gay marriage in New Mexico.

Last week, all thirty-three county clerks asked the state Supreme Court for clarification on the issue – we’re guessing even the conservative clerks are hoping for court guidance on this.

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