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    Diana Johnson, of Las Cruces, N.M., reacts after Dona Ana County Commissioners chose to pass a resolution, with a 4-1 vote, in support of the county issuing gay-marriage licenses, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. “I’m so proud of Dona Ana County, the commissioners and Lynn Ellins,” said Johnson, “I just wrote down the resolution number,” as she pointed to her phone notepad with excitement, “I want a copy to frame and hang on my wall!” Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News

  • GOP lawmakers seek to stop gay marriage in NM

    Members of the public wishing to comment on same-sex marriages are split into two lines on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 during the Doa Ana County Commissioners meeting in Las Cruces, N.M. Spirited comments were given for over two hours as those in favor of same-sex marriage stand on the left and the opposed on the right. The meeting resulted with commissioners chose to pass a resolution, with a 4-1 vote, in support of the county issuing same-sex marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)

  • GOP lawmakers seek to stop gay marriage in NM

    Same-sex couples pack the Bernalillo County Clerk's office with anticipation in obtaining a marriage license, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Yesterday a judge in district court ruled in favor for gays couples to marry in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Pictured are Ellen Grigsby, left, and her partner of 25 years Tracie Bartlett embracing after being married in a ceremony in downtown Albuquerque. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto Rosales)

Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 6:20 pm | Updated: 8:38 pm, Fri Aug 30, 2013.

A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the past week.

The lawsuit targets one southern New Mexico county — Dona Ana — but could provide another route for the dispute to reach New Mexico’s highest court for a final statewide resolution. The New Mexico Association of Counties and county clerks statewide have said they plan a separate appeal to the state Supreme Court to try to get a decision on whether gay marriage is legal in New Mexico.

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8 comments:

  • mark mocha posted at 12:17 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 207

    What nonsense is that? Wanting equal rights? Wanting to marry the person they love? Wanting to be treated fairly? Wanting equal protection under the law? That nonsense?

     
  • mark mocha posted at 12:15 pm on Thu, Sep 5, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 207

    ***people wanting the same rights as everybody else ..... 1

    ***crusty old conservatives who are too concerned with what
    goes on in others bedrooms... 0

    Common sense wins the day!!!!!!

     
  • Judith Beatty posted at 2:25 pm on Sat, Aug 31, 2013.

    Judith Beatty Posts: 1

    I guess this sums up where the world is going, like it or not: Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Uruguay. It was legalized in Mexico City four years ago and will be legal in England and Wales next year.

     
  • al_bedoya posted at 12:20 pm on Sat, Aug 31, 2013.

    al_bedoya Posts: 19

    I came to Santa Fe 35 years ago for the mountains, trees and air. I try to ignore the wackos inhabiting government offices, but they make it hard to do that sometimes.

     
  • WKL posted at 10:04 am on Sat, Aug 31, 2013.

    WKL Posts: 3

    It's about time responsible citizens came forward to halt this nonsense.

     
  • Red Orgreen posted at 9:39 am on Sat, Aug 31, 2013.

    Red Orgreen Posts: 14

    Where is Archie Bunker when you need him? Shut up Alice!

     
  • Red Orgreen posted at 9:37 am on Sat, Aug 31, 2013.

    Red Orgreen Posts: 14

    Abolish marriage all together and these gay activist will shut up and go away. Keep it simple!

     
  • mark mocha posted at 4:06 am on Sat, Aug 31, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 207

    Sheesh, another bunch of creepy old men smelling of mothballs climbing into peoples bedrooms and telling them what they can and can not do only this time they also want to deny them their right to marry thereby denying them the right to share marraige benefits that ALL couples are entitled to. Please, go back to the land of intolerance, the land of no, the land where old white guys (the less than 1/10th of one percent) still think that the south can win the war and that a womans place is barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.

     
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