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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:37 pm, Thu Aug 29, 2013.

County clerks across New Mexico on Thursday joined a lawsuit that allowed same-sex couples to be married, and the move by the local officials clears the way for an appeal to the Supreme Court that could provide a statewide decision on whether gay marriage is legal.

The legal maneuver by the clerks came as a judge in a separate case ordered the Los Alamos County clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or to appear in court next week to explain why that shouldn’t happen. That case also may provide a possible route for an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

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  • Steven Fisher posted at 6:30 pm on Fri, Aug 30, 2013.

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    I fail to understand how anyone can assert that gay marriage is not legal in NM. The main portion of the statute regarding marraige is gender neutral, referring only to "parties." Yes, it is true that other subportions of the statute make reference to "bride" and "groom" but to use this as a reason for prohibiting people of the same sex to get married at all is ludicrous. If something is not expressly deemed to be illgegal in this country, it's legal.

     
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