NM Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage petition on October 23

Last week, New Mexico’s 33 county clerks asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to issue a definitive opinion on whether they may, or must, issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. As things stand, several county clerks are now issuing same-sex marriage licenses, but the majority are not, and the law is unclear.

On Friday, according to this report by Dan Boyd in the Albuquerque Journal, the Court issued an order stating that it will hear the county clerks’ petition on October 23, and has asked that briefs addressing the issues be filed by September 23.

If I can obtain a copy of the county clerks’ petition, and any briefs that may be filed after that, I will post them on this blog. So check back here for more news.

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