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. In that case, two gay men are asking the Supreme Court to order the Santa Fe County Clerk to issue a marriage license to them. Such a move would effectively be a holding that same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico.

I do not have a copy of the City’s amicus curiae filing, but will be sure to post it when I do.  I also hope to post links to any responses to the writ petition (which are due on July 22), and any other amicus briefs that may be filed.

You can find my earlier posts about this case, and the related case filed by the ACLU, here, here, and here.

UPDATE (July 19, 2013): Here is a copy of the City’s Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief, which Geno Zamora kindly e-mailed to me yesterday. Due to the fast pace of this litigation, the City is not yet finished with its amicus brief, which was therefore not attached to this filing.

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