NM clerk ordered to give gay marriage licenses

Aug 23, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sunherald.com

Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins announces that his office is now issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples, a first in the state's history, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 in Las Cruces, N.M. Gay and lesbian couples flocked to southern New Mexico for a second day Thursday to take advantage of a surprise decision to issue same-sex marriage ... (more)

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Aug 23, 2013
 
This story refers to a judge's order in Santa Fe county, which is in addition to the county clerk in Dona Ana county who is issuing licenses as well.

New Mexico just became the 14th state allow same-sex couples to marry!

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Aug 23, 2013
 
FINALLY!
The law in NM does not ban SSM so it makes sense that SSM is legal there.
NOM, Brain Blair and the whole anti gay industry are going to try every trick in the book to convince people this is a bad ruling.
It isn't.
It is simply equal protection and application of the law!

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DNF wrote:
FINALLY!
The law in NM does not ban SSM so it makes sense that SSM is legal there.
NOM, Brain Blair and the whole anti gay industry are going to try every trick in the book to convince people this is a bad ruling.
It isn't.
It is simply equal protection and application of the law!
The anti-gay GOPasarus in the legislature are attempting to sue to stop marriage licenses from being issued.

Not sure what ground they have to request an emergency injunction.

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The anti-gay GOPasarus in the legislature are attempting to sue to stop marriage licenses from being issued.
Not sure what ground they have to request an emergency injunction.
When did standing ever stop them from being foolish?

The law doesn't ban SSM in NM so I can't see what legal reason they have to sue.

Too bad the taxpayers in NM can't force these people to pay for the lawsuit on their own. YET!

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DNF wrote:
<quoted text>When did standing ever stop them from being foolish?
The law doesn't ban SSM in NM so I can't see what legal reason they have to sue.
Too bad the taxpayers in NM can't force these people to pay for the lawsuit on their own. YET!
I don't have a problem with the anti-gays suing to block these licenses from being issued, because that will only speed the case up to the NM Supreme Court where it's ultimately headed anyways.

Though I agree the taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for it.

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