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4:34 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Doña Ana County Issues Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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The clerk in Doña Ana County, New Mexico began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Wednesday morning.

County Clerk Lynn Ellins took the action based on the widely accepted legal opinion that the state constitution does not expressly prohibit same-sex marriage.

The issue is currently making its way through the state court system, but the New Mexico Supreme Court has yet to issue a formal resolution.

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