New Mexico sets date for marriage equality arguments

New Mexico lesbian couple (Photo: Freedom to Marry)

(Photo: Freedom to Marry)

BY CHRIS JOHNSON
Washington Blade

The New Mexico Supreme Court has set Oct. 23 for oral arguments to hear a case seeking a final judgment on marriage equality in the Land of Enchantment. In the three-page order, the court sets arguments for Oct. 23 in addition to inviting the six plaintiffs couples in the lawsuit filed by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union to take part in the case. They must file a response by Sept. 23.

On Thursday, all 33 New Mexico county clerks joined together in filing a petition asking the New Mexico Supreme Court for a final judgment on marriage equality in the state after eight county clerks — some under court order, some under their own volition — started giving marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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