Tag Archives: Same-Sex Marriage

What does the denial of the same-sex marriage petitions mean for New Mexico?

Yesterday the legal world was surprised by the Supreme Court’s denial of all seven petitions for certiorari challenging lower court decisions allowing same-sex marriage. SCOTUSblog has this roundup of news coverage and commentary on the denials. So what does this mean … Continue reading

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10th Circuit rules in favor of same-sex marriage; Judge Kelly of N.M. dissents

This morning the Tenth Circuit issued its much-anticipated decision in Kitchen v. Herbert, affirming the decision of a federal district court striking down Utah’s marriage law, which restricted marriage to one man and one woman, and holding that the United … Continue reading

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New Mexico Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

In what will surely be regarded as the most important decision issued this year, the New Mexico Supreme Court today issued its decision in Griego v. Oliver, holding that the state constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry. … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court same-sex marriage arguments will be streamed on the Internet

According to Steve Terrell of Roundhouse Roundup, tomorrow the New Mexico Supreme Court will take a bold step into the 21st Century, and will stream the oral arguments on same-sex marriage live over the Internet. As far as I know, this is the first time that … Continue reading

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Read the briefs in Griego v. Oliver, the same-sex marriage case in the New Mexico Supreme Court

Yesterday, September 23, was the response deadline for response briefs in Griego v. Oliver, the same-sex marriage case that the New Mexico Supreme Court will hear on October 23. According to this report in the Santa Fe New Mexican, several … Continue reading

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Read the New Mexico County Clerks’ petition in same-sex marriage case

As a follow-up to my earlier post on the County Clerks’ petition to the New Mexico Supreme Court asking for guidance on whether they may, or may not, issue same-sex marriage licenses, here are the following documents from the case: 1. The Verified Petition … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court denies petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriage

Steve Terrell’s excellent Roundhouse Roundup blog reports that the New Mexico Supreme Court has denied the petitions for writ of mandamus in Hanna v. Salazar and Griego v. Oliver, which asked the Court to recognize a right to same-sex marriage in New … Continue reading

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Read the briefs filed yesterday in New Mexico’s same-sex marriage cases

(UPDATE, Sept. 24, 2013: Please note that the following post is from July 23, 2013. If you would like to read the briefs filed in the latest stage of Griego v. Oliver, please see this more recent post.) Yesterday (July … Continue reading

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City of Santa Fe asks to file amicus brief in same-sex marriage case

According to this story in the Santa Fe New Mexican, City of Santa Fe attorney Geno Zamora has asked the New Mexico Supreme Court for leave to file an amicus curiae brief in the Hanna v. Salazar mandamus writ proceeding. … Continue reading

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