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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 9:00 pm

Because New Mexico law does not define marriage as between a man and woman, same-gender marriage should be recognized here, says the city of Santa Fe in an amicus brief filed with the state Supreme Court.

Two men denied a marriage license by the Santa Fe County Clerk last month have asked the high court to order the clerk to issue a license to them — the latest local occurrence in the marriage-equality movement sweeping the country. Alexander Hanna and Yon Hudson are represented by state Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe.

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