NM Supreme Court asks for response to same-sex marriage petition

According to this report in the Santa Fe New Mexican, the New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General King and the Santa Fe County Clerk to respond by July 22 to the petition for writ of mandamus filed by Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), which is asking the Court to compel the County Clerk to issue his clients (two gay men) a marriage license. Such a ruling would effectively recognize same-sex marriage in New Mexico.  (Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a link to the order).  The case is captioned Hanna v. Salazar.

For more information, read my earlier post on this writ petition, which explains why the Court will likely be inclined to deny the petition, and allow this issue to be worked out in the lower courts and in the political process.


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