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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:00 pm

What a month it has been as New Mexico grapples with the desire of all of its citizens for equality.

The state Supreme Court refused to hear directly cases of same-sex couples asking for the right to marry. Instead, the court last week sent back to the District Court two separate lawsuits that had asked the court to declare that same-sex marriage a constitutional right in New Mexico. In a glimmer of hope for plaintiffs, the Supreme Court asked the District Court for an “expedited review.” That is, move quickly — the legal issue will end up at the high court, and it is clear justices would like the case sooner, rather than later.

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