The ACLU of New Mexico and the National Center for Lesbian Rights yesterday filed this petition for writ of mandamus in the New Mexico Supreme Court asking that the Bernalillo County Clerk be compelled to issue marriage licenses to the plaintiffs, several gay and lesbian couples who would like to get married.
Earlier this year, these same plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the Second Judicial District Court asking for the same relief. That case is still pending, and both proceedings are captioned Griego v. Oliver.
A press release with further information about this lawsuit is at the ACLU of New Mexico’s website.
Presumably, the Court will consider this petition together with the other petition for writ of mandamus filed by Rep. Brian Egolf. You can find my previous coverage of Rep. Egolf’s petition here and here.