GAY MARRIAGE Dozens of marriage licenses issued to gay couples

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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013 8:30 pm | Updated: 6:58 pm, Fri Aug 30, 2013.

The floodgates have opened. Same-sex marriage has started in Santa Fe.

In a historic move, Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar began issuing marriage licenses Friday to same-sex couples following an order from state District Judge Sarah Singleton that said Salazar should immediately start issuing the licenses or appear at a court hearing to show good cause why she shouldn’t.

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  • Mark Ordonez posted at 1:37 pm on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    marcoordonez Posts: 659

    What is also....odd is that the "New" Mexican editors have chosen to leave up ths hate and ignorance from someone who's named with initials for going on 4 days and when I, who carries a home delivery subsciption, voices an opinion not in favor of off people who illegally enter and stay in our the U.S., I'm censored. My posts are deleted strictly for opposing this paper's pro-illigal immigaration agenda. Why would that be Natalie and Ashley?

  • Julie Berman posted at 11:03 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

    jc1947ber Posts: 4

    J JM - Always amazing to see what people cite as the gospel truth...CITE YOUR REFERENCES!!! not your hatred.

  • Steve Terrell posted at 12:50 am on Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

    SteveTerrell Posts: 2 Staff

    Kristina McKeown contacted me Saturday to tell me I got her occupation wrong. She is a prototype machinist at LANL. I tried to correct this on the web late Saturday morning but somehow my correction never made it online. I was surprised when I checked this after midnight Sunday that the incorrect version with the mistake is still up. My apologies to Ms. McKeown.

  • Greg B posted at 5:12 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Greg B Posts: 2

    You're incredibly uninformed.

  • Greg B posted at 5:09 pm on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    Greg B Posts: 2

    The issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been called "lawless" by anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage. Yet, I haven't heard a single person who can cite the specific New Mexico law that is being broken. If somebody here thinks the law is being broken, please enlighten us by providing the specific statute. Be sure to provide the chapter, article, and section so that we can verify it.

  • P.J. Catanach posted at 10:33 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    PattyjoCatanach Posts: 31

    Congratulations to those who have waited so long for this to occur. When I hear of couples who have been together for 10, 20, and one even 40 years, I am heartened to know they can finally get married. How many "straight" couples would wait this long?

  • Naiya DiPirro posted at 9:10 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    naiyaluna Posts: 1

    So then, logically, heterosexual couples who are not able or do not ever want to procreate should not even consider asking the Catholic Church to marry them. Right?

  • Steven Fisher posted at 8:22 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    sfisher951 Posts: 25

    To Stephen: you're correct of course. It's just galling that the CC has insisted on inserting itself into the legal structure of a nation that is supposed to be secular. To my mind, churches and synagogues that involve themselves in politics should lose their tax exempt status.

  • Steven Fisher posted at 8:20 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    sfisher951 Posts: 25

    In response to J JM: balderdash. The similarities of homosexuality and race are significant - both are innate and cannot be changed. Both are as natural as blue eyes. If something is both innate and natural, to deny individuals in those groups their civil rights is morally wrong.

  • Kay Bird posted at 7:55 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    kb204 Posts: 6

    would really like to see the data backing up your statements.

  • Stephen Hauf posted at 7:05 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    willabee Posts: 27

    Catholic sacrament marriage is defined in part by natural procreation . Therefore to force priests and deacon to marry those who are not able procreate naturally is attack on religious liberty. Just as not all are called to the vocation of sacrament priesthood neither is this true of sacrament marriage.
    Religious liberty is also a human right and Catholic priests and deacons should not be forced to witness marriages that cannot be a sacrament .

  • mark mocha posted at 6:06 am on Sat, Aug 24, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 210

    What is really scary about your post is that you may actually believe your own drivel. It almost sounds like the beginnings of a lecture on eugenics. In case you didn't know homosexuals are people first, people like me and ..... you? Why all the hate?

  • Charlotte Larragoite posted at 5:25 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    CLarragoite Posts: 4

    Thank you for changing the story title!

  • Charlotte Larragoite posted at 2:48 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    CLarragoite Posts: 4

    Really bad story heading. Seriously Editor?!

  • Steve Salazar posted at 2:27 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 874

    She agreed. There is a huge line at the Cathedral of gays waiting to get married.

  • mark mocha posted at 1:15 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 210

    Hmm... now we'll see who has what agenda. So far it appears that our clerk is telling the judge in so many words no and/or I know the law better than you. There should be a very interesting conversation coming up around the bend very soon. I mean, whats the big deal. Just give these people their licenses so they can get on with their lives. It's the right thing to do and now according to this judge the legal thing to do.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 1:11 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 874

    Hurry, get that license and run to the Cathedral!


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