"NM County Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses"
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.(AP)- Gay couples rushed to a courthouse in Las Cruces on Wednesday after the county clerk decided to issue same-sex marriage licenses in a surprise move that came as several legal challenges on the practice make their way through the courts.
"I was in a coffee shop grading dissertations when my partner sent me an email saying,'you want to get married?'" said Char Ullman, 51. "I went home to brush my teeth and headed to the courthouse."