John M. Becker

BREAKING: Judge Brings Marriage Equality to NM County

Filed By John M. Becker | August 26, 2013 6:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality
Tags: gay marriage, marriage equality, New Mexico, same-sex marriage

newmexico_bernalillo_couples.jpgDistrict Judge Alan Malott ruled today that state law doesn't prevent same-sex couples from marrying in New Mexico, and that Bernalillo County -- the most populous county in the state and the home of Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city -- must grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples who apply for them.

As I noted earlier this afternoon, the addition of Bernalillo County to the marriage equality column means that half of New Mexico's two million people live in counties where same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.

The Bernalillo County Clerk will update their software and begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples tomorrow.

It's a great day for equality in the Land of Enchantment!

Photo of same-sex couples celebrating today's news in the courtroom via reporter Melissa Colorado on Twitter.

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