GAY MARRIAGE Taos becomes sixth county to issue same-sex marriage licenses

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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:45 pm | Updated: 12:03 am, Wed Aug 28, 2013.

Taos County on Tuesday became the sixth and latest county in New Mexico to allow marriage between same-sex couples.

State District Judge Jeff McElroy ruled Tuesday that Taos County Clerk Anna Martinez must issue a gay couple a marriage license or present a legal argument why she should not.

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  • Alicia Douglas posted at 10:33 pm on Wed, Nov 6, 2013.

    AliciaD Posts: 1

    Now the State is seeing revenue and increase in the economy because of same-sex marriage bill. There is no denying that it is an economic booster. Besides the cost of marriage licenses, there is also the added benefit to the community of more people using local services for their weddings. These boosts can be seen in floral shops, wedding venues, even printing companies making invitations, and that doesn’t even account for the tourism the state will get from others looking to get married from outside states.

  • Robert Adams posted at 8:54 am on Thu, Aug 29, 2013.

    RadamsABQ Posts: 4

    Judicial Review? Marbury vs. Madison? Civics class, anyone???

  • Steve Salazar posted at 10:58 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 1429

    When a law is deemed to be unconstitutional, it is repaired by the lawmakers, it isn't to be ignored, or bypassed by activist judges.

  • mark mocha posted at 10:13 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 211

    Not an activist, a realist following the will of the people, all the people, not just the people with power. Imagine that. Maybe we can finally separate the church from the state.


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