There’s no doubt that attitudes toward gay marriage have shifted rapidly in recent years. That shift was on display last week once again in New Mexico with the story of the defiant Doña Ana County Clerk who began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
As most news organizations noted, a similar thing happened nine years ago in February 2004, when Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap — a Republican — began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. Before the state put a halt to it, 66 same-sex couples, including nine from Santa Fe, had a license to wed.
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