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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 11:02 am, Wed Oct 30, 2013.

Dorothy Alexander and Devey Napier’s trip to Santa Fe this week was part of a tourism boomlet in a city long known as a gay-friendly destination: visits by same-sex couples who come to get married.

The Santa Fe County clerk has issued 106 marriage licenses to same-sex couples from outside New Mexico since Aug. 23. That’s nearly a quarter of the 463 licenses the clerk has issued to gay partners.

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4 comments:

  • George Olds posted at 2:59 pm on Thu, Oct 31, 2013.

    truthteller2 Posts: 7

    Because, largely, it's long-term committed couples (far too many of whom are approaching the times in their lives when inheritance rights and communal property rights - you know, the "effects that flow from marriage" - are of the utmost importance to their actual lives) are the ones getting married.

    The first couple to legally marry in CA had been together for 51 years. The couple who's legal marriage from another state was recognized in Ohio - one was near death, and has since died.

    IOW, older people get married too. Look at Edith Windsor for another elegant example. (I'm another - I and my now husband have been together 29 years. Sorry, neither of us is either "hot", "young" nor "women", but then ageism, looksism and sexism are SO 1970s.

    Thanks for your 'concern'.

     
  • Jon Parker posted at 5:19 pm on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    JonParker Posts: 1

    Dorothy is a lovely woman. I'm so happy for both of them.

     
  • anyone posted at 2:28 pm on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    anyone Posts: 3

    How come these stories are never accompanied by photos of hot young women? [sad]

     
  • Nena Roberts posted at 11:08 am on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    Nena Posts: 27

    Anything to boost tourism.

     
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