USA, New Mexico: Marriage Equality Lawsuit On Hold Pending State Supreme Court Decision

Written by scott on September 16th, 2013

New Mexico MapA lawsuit seeking to force Sandoval County to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been put on hold pending a state Supreme Court hearing.

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A lawsuit asking Sandoval County Clerk Eileen Garbagni to issue a marriage license to a lesbian couple has been put on hold for now. According to the Rio Rancho Observer, District Judge George Eichwald has decided to wait on the outcome of a New Mexico Supreme Court case before issuing a ruling. “He said it made more sense to wait to see what the state Supreme Court had to say,” Sandoval County spokesman Sidney Hill said. “He didn’t want to act and have something potentially overturned.”

The hearing is scheduled for October 23.

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