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N.M. county clerk defies court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Los Alamos County clerk says she won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and will go to court to defend her decision.

Sharon Stover

Clerk Sharon Stover made the announcement Tuesday in response to a judge’s ruling last week that she issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples or appear in court to explain why that shouldn’t happen.

Stover said in a statement that New Mexico’s marriage laws haven’t been changed since the 1960s, and the law includes a marriage license application with sections for male and female applicants.

Stover plans to appear in district court on Wednesday. She said the state Supreme Court needs to resolve lingering legal questions over whether gay marriage is legal statewide.

Six counties in the past two weeks have started granting licenses to same-sex couples.

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  1. ok

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:12pm
  2. There’s always gotta be one….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:13pm
  3. There’s always gotta be that one #SoreThumb wanting to stand out from the #bunch only for us to laugh at as to how silly & stupid she must look!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:15pm
  4. she’s probably a closet case herself.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:15pm
  5. homophobic witch

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:16pm
  6. ugly inside and out

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:16pm
  7. Hold her in contempt of court.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:16pm
  8. N.M. Is trying to follow Texas and be a cool kid. It’s not cool to be homophobic at all..

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:16pm
  9. Your fired… Failure to perform duties of job.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:17pm
  10. needs to be fired for insubordination

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:17pm
  11. Then leave your job

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:18pm
  12. Pretty sure her actions are not legal. Country wide law>State law. Maybe she should lose her job.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:19pm
  13. Homophobic Bible thumper ” C ” Hate ‘r She get’s FIRED for defiing a Court Order, she’ll be crying foul !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:19pm
  14. Time for her to find other employment.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:19pm
  15. She just wants to be in the news!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:19pm
  16. Guess she’s god

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:20pm
  17. Leave your job or get fired, NOW!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:20pm
  18. Defies a court order..Oh, ok..That will go over well I’m sure

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:20pm
  19. If she can’t do her job then fire her. I’m sure there are unemployed people who wouldn’t mind doing the job

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:20pm
  20. Well, she will go to court to confirm that same sex marriage is not different from any other marriage.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:22pm
  21. So fire her

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:23pm
  22. Let me guess: because performing her job now will go against her personal religious views. Enjoy your demotion to a different job in which you no longer have contact with the public, lady. And that’s the best case scenario.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:23pm
  23. Fire her, then promptly burn her.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:23pm
  24. Just go to another county. Besides her day is coming!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:23pm
  25. Not sure if she’s trying to make a wrong stand in history or just a name for herself. hmmm, maybe she’s planning to run for office

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:23pm
  26. Shame!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:24pm
  27. Fired

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:24pm
  28. Well then she need to lose her job!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:25pm
  29. It’s all about trying to get on tv

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:25pm
  30. Gooooooooooood. Goooooooooood. All has transpired as I have foreseen. The sooner the fight heats up the sooner it’s resolved– and we win.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:27pm
  31. Simple. Fire her!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:27pm
  32. Another, TEA PARTY Member, I won’t do anything! UUGGHH! I agree, fire her, recall her, just get her out of office! #enoughwithstupid

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:29pm
  33. she can find a new job… there.. that was easy

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:33pm
  34. She needs to go back to the ’50s and stop giving interracial marriage certificates. When will people learn that love is love and leave it at that?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:33pm
  35. She was ordered to do something and she disobeyed it. Either reprimand her or fire her.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:34pm
  36. What happens when people don’t do their jobs? Fired! Get rid of her, she is replaceable.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:34pm
  37. She should lose her job, I agree. Not her business who gets married.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:35pm
  38. Even if you fire this POS she will sue for some bullsh*it and get millions. Just keep her ugly face on the news for all to see what an ignorant POS she is.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:35pm
  39. Let’s say YOU’RE FIRED!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:36pm
  40. Fire her ass…

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:40pm
  41. dumb ass it is NOT your s t omake it is the court deicsion..you are NOT outside the law

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:40pm
  42. Your fired… Failure to perform duties of job.
    It’s not her choice to make, just do your job or quit.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:44pm
  43. Get rid of her! I’m sure there are many people who would love her job, and be less judgemental when performing these duties.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:45pm
  44. very naughty but not nice ! This will be a short lived delay

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:51pm
  45. Bitch, get over it. You WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND YOUR PAYCHECK COMES FROM THE TAXPAYERS. You don’t want to issue them, then get another job. You should be fired, you bigot.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:52pm
  46. Since when do county-clerks make policy?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:53pm
  47. She is an elected official, so she can basically do what she wants unless citizens step in to take further action.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:54pm
  48. Elected officials can break laws? Of their own choosing?

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:02pm
  49. GTFO, bitch! Just because you’re too ugly in face and spirit for someone to love you or love yourself, doesn’t mean you get to fuck over other people!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:06pm
  50. Good, she can lose her job and this thing can get decided.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:08pm
  51. TJ: Well, this did all start with one county clerk deciding to issue licenses on their own. But, with the way this thing has been progressing in New Mexico, she’s either being honest with what she’s saying or she wants her 15 minutes. At least she’s saying it’s legal wording that’s the issue and not religion.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:09pm
  52. you need to quite your cushy job. If you can not separate your personnel feelings from your job. I’ll call your boss and inform them you can not carry out your responsibilities.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:09pm
  53. IDIOT

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:11pm
  54. breaking the law…..

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:11pm
  55. Put her in jail!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:12pm
  56. Is she in jail?????

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:16pm
  57. Bye bye sweet heart

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:16pm
  58. Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:16pm
  59. Then you need to quit if you cannot follow directives from your superiors.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:18pm
  60. she needs to be removed from her position and that position given to someone who know how to deal correctly with the situation arising….

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:20pm
  61. simple just fire her

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:29pm
  62. she has a job…to process papers. the content shouldn’t matter.

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:30pm
  63. Homophobe

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:32pm
  64. Fire the bitch!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:40pm
  65. Someone post her statements, please. She has not said anything about being anti-gay, overly religious, or ultra-conservative. These things are not all-inclusive. Name-calling and hate-mongering is what those who are against us want the nation to see. Unless you know this woman personally and know these are her views, then keep it to yourself. I’ve read the statements that have been issued. There’s not one thing that says she anti-anything, homophobic, etc. It reads like she wants clarification. Until proven otherwise, take it as that. I can see being angry because she’s not following orders, but tone it down. For once, this a true legal issue without religion involved. Do your research, folks. I’m cheering for New Mexico and this certainly a kink in the gears but it’s nothing like the photographers and bakers that have been causing a religious freak out. Sheesh!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:44pm
  66. why is it her decision to make, she should be held in contempt of court and be put in jail. What a bitch!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:44pm
  67. She should be fired on the spot!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:47pm
  68. Religious bitch!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:50pm
  69. PUSHIN HER RELIGION ONTO EVERYBODY….WOW…>>>>We’re not asking her to marry someone of the same sex…Some people are just clueless !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:57pm
  70. SHe should be fired for not doing her job!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:01am
  71. whatever happened to the notion of “separation of church and state?” SOB’s

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:03am
  72. Let her have her day in court to explain her reasoning….

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:03am
  73. Zieg Heil! /’ Zieg Hiel! /’ _/_/ /’ _/_/ _/_/ /’ Zieg Hiel! /’ WTF? Get this nobody Nazi bitch out of there!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:05am
  74. Everyone flood the county clerks office with emails and calls. http://www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:07am
  75. asshole

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:12am
  76. According to the article, her primary concern is that the application has a space labeled “man” and a space labeled “woman.” Gavin Newsom came up against this in 2008, but fortunately his clerk told him that we simply need to change the form. I guess the clerk in NM didn’t know that could be done (!!!) It’s just a stall, and ultimately she will have to either issue the licenses or find another job. I’m trusting that this be resolved in court.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:13am
  77. BTW, I saw a fab film recently, documenting the process in San Francisco in 2008, with Gavin Newsom. Excellent film; I highly recommend it. Here’s a link to their website: http://www.pursuitofequality.com/

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:15am
  78. Actually she should go to the unemployment office to defend her decision.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:17am
  79. County Clerk
    Sharon Stover – term ending December 31, 2016- twat taking a “stand”
    clerks@lacnm.us
    (505) 662-8010

    Chief Deputy Clerk
    Sheryl Nichols – sheryl.nichols@lacnm.us
    (505) 662-8395

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:20am
  80. People with strong religious convictions should not hold political office or any position that involved other peoples lives. They keep f*cking things up.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:22am
  81. breaking the law and county clerk she needs to go before her term is up

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:30am
  82. Sharon Stover should be fired!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:31am
  83. god bless her

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:31am
  84. separation of church and state-Constitution of the US

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:32am
  85. She should be fired .. that’s what usually happens to EMPLOYEES who refuse to do their jobs.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:34am
  86. Hey Sharon, have you heard of freedom for all? Probably not because you have a brain that is a size of a walnut! Get the fuck over or find another job!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:41am
  87. Did you read the article? She might be brilliant. She’s trying to force the State Supreme Court to clarify the legality for the entire state.

    It doesn’t say anything about her being opposed to marriage equality or for it, it says she needs the State Supreme Court to clear it up. That is not, by default, a bad thing.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:44am
  88. >FIRED< You do not get to pick and choose who you provide services for. >FIRED<>FIRED<>FIRED< Someone else who respects the FEDERAL law will happily accept that job…..!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:44am
  89. what a stupid bitch

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:45am
  90. Give her a copy of “Pastor I am Gay” tell her to sit her buns in a corner and read it, then ask if she wants to keep her job or not. You may exercise bigotry in your home, but not in our workplaces.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:46am
  91. She MIGHT be trying to force the legality for the entire state so no more of these issues crop up. That MIGHT be her motivation. It’s just as likely as homophobia.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:47am
  92. HATER

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:50am
  93. FIRE THE WENCH…NOW

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:59am
  94. What a stupid whore

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:03am
  95. she should do her job—-

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:07am
  96. Just needs a good Christian bitch slapping.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:11am
  97. let’s see how strongly she feels that conviction after a few nights in jail.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:11am
  98. Fire her ass and let her get a job at chick- fucking-fil- a

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:13am
  99. She needs to follow the laws regardless of her personal views….. a few days in jail and she may favor same sex practices after all LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:18am
  100. They should put her in a call with a lesbian who would be willing to show her the ropes LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:18am
  101. It just shows how little these right wing nuts care about laws. It’s like Christ’s teaching, they only follow the ones that support their bigotry (and I can just imagine how happy her life is from that face)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:23am
  102. Let’s hope she gets fired and serves jail time

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:23am
  103. God I am so sick of bigots.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:26am
  104. What an idiot. As an employee of the State she MUST do the legal bidding of the public who pay her salary. Fire her stupid damned ass.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:33am
  105. this is her job Fire the bitch….

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:39am
  106. Stupid Bitch!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:40am
  107. Puta!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:42am
  108. oh this is so crazy, they lost get over it!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:46am
  109. boo

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:47am
  110. You are fired.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:53am
  111. Next time around, people say “Adios amiga.”

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:56am
  112. JUDGES R RULING WEEKLY TO ISSUE THEM – GET USED TO IT

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:03am
  113. If she can’t do her job in compliance to the law and orders, then she should be terminated

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:07am
  114. She’ll crash and burn just like the rest of the backwards, bigoted asshats in this country. Love always wins. Remember that.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:13am
  115. and people wonder why I get pissed off. They are breaking the LAW kick the bitch in the ass and send her to jail.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:21am
  116. Obviously, she’s a power hungry and wants her name to go “down in history” for pushing her beliefs on what is the law. She will be crushed!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:35am
  117. KARMA WILL SURELY GET THIS BITCH!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:36am
  118. Then fire the bitch for not following court order!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:36am
  119. Chavez county clerk refuses to issue them either

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:36am
  120. BOO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:39am
  121. Lots of luck on this, ignoramuses.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:47am
  122. Lock her ass up for a few weeks, months, years.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:51am
  123. Suz,i think whats clear here is her motive.She was court ordered to do so and she can still do so WHILE trying to get before the court.in turn,doing what she was told to avoid breaking the law AND trying to set any misunderstanding she has straight as well.anything counted that was issued before getting to the court,will not be counted and no actions taken (meaning all those before will still be vaild but nothing needing done),only those after.the fact is and this is why many see such motives,that she bluntly does not issue them out of her own bias.I understand many’s needs to be calm and to give ALL a benefit of a doubt but that does NOT mean to pretend and be ignorant to the truth.How one reacts is on them but do not defend what you know in your heart and see.i will leave this as one reminder *If you,without deeds,fall for mans words-then you become prey*

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:53am
  124. Homophobic

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:25am
  125. Bet you if she was fired , shed change her mind

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:31am
  126. hold her in contempt of court!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:31am
  127. hope she loses her job

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:33am
  128. FIRED…YOU ARE THERE FOR A JOB NOT OPINIONS…100′S WILL APPLY FOR HER JOB

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:40am
  129. Her choice to let her job go.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:49am
  130. It’s her choice to be a bigot in here own personal life. This decision, to defy a court order should end her professional life and send her bigoted ass to jail.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:53am
  131. She should be fired!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:02am
  132. party pooper

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:04am
  133. Fail. Do your job or get another one.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:08am
  134. She should be held in contempt of court and ordered to serve jail time. Then fire her homophobic butt for not showing up for work as she serves out her sentence.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:11am
  135. Sounds like what passes for actual justice here in New Orleans, Laurie.. LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:03am
  136. Jerk!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:08am
  137. Fire her ass. She isn’t performing her duties. If religious problems are an issue, ask for a transfer to a department that doesn’t require interacting with people or living in the 21szt century.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:15am
  138. Separation of church and state is a guaranteed right. Looks like she doesn’t understand that.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:24am
  139. Fire her! She is to serve the citizens, not dictate her religious beliefs. There are plenty of others who will do their job without bias.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:26am
  140. Just fire her ass.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:28am
  141. If she is working in a public capacity, she needs to follow the directives she has been handed down, regardless of her personal view. If her view is that strong that it contradicts with her office, then perhaps she needs a new line of work, rather than being an impediment to the process. This is not a matter of views infringing on others, this is just rank insubordination.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:37am
  142. She’s a die hard.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:44am
  143. The court ruled on this, the state changed the law & she is about to be a former state employee as a result of refusing to perform her legally required job functions.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:59am
  144. Her job isn’t about personal feelings about marriage. Fire the bitch!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:24am
  145. Sorry, your a governmental agent. You have no constitutional right to refuse to do anything in your job if its a choice from any religious text of any kind. All of our founding fathers were very clear about this. We are a Democratic Republic, not a theocracy. Also, Jesus said absolutely nothing about gays (he said quite a bit about divorce, but the right never protests that one.) Finally, you dont get to cherrypick the constitution like you do your bible. Leviticus is horrible. Nowhere in the bible does it say”Ok do away with leviticus, except for the part about gay people.” Pork, and meat with dairy, are both abominations. How many bacon cheeseburgers has she eaten? They are a double abomination. Finally, marriage is secular. Get over it. Its a binding social and fiscal contract between two adults, with the protection of the government. We allow you holy matrimony, but hands off marriage. One last thought. I work in the french wuarter, and had the enjoyment of working during Decadence this weekend. met an amazing amount of nice people, friendly, open, and awesome tippers. Every time ive waited tables in the past 13 years and someone has said grace, regardless of service or quality of food, Ive had a bad tip. I met a man named Fred Poole who is the head of the presbyterian church there. He was dressed as Jesus, had a blue equals sign on his face, and followed the hateful right wing bigots with a sign that said “Jesus loves you, these guys arent with me.” I had the luck of waiting on the man. Oh, and hes gay. Meeting a gay high priest was a refreshing experience in the conservative south.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:06am
  146. SHE DOESNT HAVE TO ISSUE ANYONE A LICENSE: IT IS HER RIGHT. She just cant do her job, she better update her resume.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:12am
  147. Wtf…charge her and let yer @%* Go!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 8:20am
  148. “A CLERK IS A JERK!” — from his book “Pulling Your Own Strings” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 8:28am
  149. I thought it was Flo from Progressive at first glance

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 8:47am
  150. Get a new job- your job is to SERVE the PEOPLE , not your own bigoted interest. Go to court , this is NOT about YOU and your narrowminded viewpoint.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:18am
  151. As Christian Valentine has so aptly pointed out the clerk acted with motive. I think we all know where such motive highly most often comes from in this land. Funny thing about these so-called “Christians” is the mores they proscribe to have nothing to do with Christ and a lot more to do with a fascist Sanhedrin pig and Roman lackey who saw his prime chance to hijack a religious movement he so hated but previously failed to halt despite his best efforts. Yes, Saul of Tarsus renamed Paul. If you look at the behavior of the Apostles prior to the death of Jesus, although pretty much good hearted they weren’t all that sharp. So, the remaining Apostles weren’t up to questioning a phony story from a sharp conman about a direct intervention and conversion brought about by the big ‘J’ hisself! Jesus never taught the crap of adherence to ignorant male dominated societal mores which Paul pushed. What about the thing Paul said about how shameful it is for a man to have long hair like a woman or take the appearance of a woman? Short hair for men was a Roman practice as well as sometime Greek practice; domains where the new gospel was rapidly spreading. Yet Jesus had long hair and long hair among males was common enough in his lands. Jesus never would have sanctioned such teachings of Paul’s about standardized male appearance. Jesus never taught anything which would promulgate discrimination or hatred against homosexuals, bisexuals, non-Cis folk or anybody else not falling cleanly within the boundaries of strict gender roles as seen by uncaring and short-sighted patriarchal societal mores. Clearly, the callous disregard for the welfare of anybody not in adherence to these antiquated patriarchal gender role mores by so-called “Christians” is a defiance of everything which Christ stood for!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:28am
  152. The poor thing has to do part of her job she doesn’t like and therefore won’t do…. Fire the bitch.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:58am
  153. Get the right-wing twat out of there. She has no business being a public servant if she refuses to serve the public equally.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:01am
  154. OK so she is not processing or issuing licenses because as she said the state Supreme Court needs to resolve lingering legal questions over whether gay marriage is legal statewide, her argument is that again as Stover said in a statement that New Mexico’s marriage laws haven’t been changed since the 1960s, and the law includes a marriage license application with sections for male and female applicants. So is she arguing that fact that the outdated law needs to be updated first along with the outdated forms? Is she helping in a round about way to get everything updated to include same sex couples statewide and until it is updated correctly she wont issue licenses becasue maybe there is a flaw that can be challenged and have ugly results later on? Lets see what happens on her argument on Wednesday in court and then see what happens in her office after… if it is still ugly then send the lynch mob.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:27am
  155. Contempt of court shr should be jailed

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:53am
  156. Isn’t this an example of insubordination? Shouldn’t her job be up for review?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:09pm
  157. I kinda understand – she wants to be 100% certain that the marriages she licenses will be 100% legal, otherwise she might be charge with malfeasance.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:17pm
  158. Get it through your head! LOVE IS LOVE!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 12:48pm
  159. As a person born in Chavez, County NM, this woman embarasses me and I hope she loses her job. If you don’t want to do the job, for all the citizens, then please, find something else to do.To hide behind the bureaucracy of forms is ridiculous. Just cross incorrect information and labels out until the forms evolve.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:04pm
  160. If she will not do her job why then is she still getting paid by taxpayers money? Fire her.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:19pm
  161. Immediate dismissal and removal from premises. Next.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:24pm
  162. She is a public servant. It isn’t her personal decision. If she won’t do her job, fire her!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:24pm
  163. Replace her at once and fine her.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:51pm
  164. She must lose her job.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:00pm
  165. She can defend her position in the unemployment line !!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:36pm
  166. she needs to do what the law says.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:17pm
  167. She may have a minor point. She is asking for clarification. I didn’t see any of the usual christian bs so I give her benefit of the doubt.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:45pm
  168. You do what you need to do. We as LGBTQ community we’ll do what we need to do to get gay marriage legalized.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:10pm
  169. Get over it! Do your job or get fired! It should be that easy!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:34pm
  170. A judge has upheld the ruling that the Los Alamos County Clerk must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    http://www.abqjournal.com/257328/news/los-alamos-couple-denied-marriage-license.html

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 5:42pm
  171. The court has already rejected your decision, twit. Your prejudice needs to learn a bit of equality and justice.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:07pm
  172. BIGOTS just total BIGOTS

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:07pm
  173. It’s the law sweetie, get OVER IT!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:16pm
  174. THIS is pure evil, refusing two peoples love because you are just a bitch; when did your personal life get to effect your job?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:17pm
  175. Fire her now.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:29pm
  176. oops by by county clerk……

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:36pm
  177. fire her

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:42pm
  178. Fire the Cunt… I need a job.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:47pm
  179. They will go down kicking and screaming the whole way. That is what happens when you put a child to bed. So these adults are acting like children then. Lol

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:52pm
  180. And she should lose her job because she’s not doing it.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:20pm
  181. stupid idiots like her don’t realize its not about how she feels or what she thinks (or the lack of)… its about the people getting the marriage license! selfish ass people need to stop forcing their idiotic beliefs on others!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:27pm
  182. another one person government… sad fool…

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:30pm
  183. Fire that bitch. >:)

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:41pm
  184. when will they realize they’re fighting a losing battle? anyway, why are trans issues largely invisible? the only attention my community is getting stems from the use of chelsea manning as a poster child. sorry, but i don’t think she should be representing us. i hope the LGB community recognizes the trans community as allies and doesn’t leave us behind.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:42pm
  185. Nor should we be paying for her medical bills while she’s in the slammer’.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:49pm
  186. No because she is actually doing a good thing. Because this forces the states to change the laws and make new declarations to include same sex marriage. She is doing her job. I don’t see that she is opposing same sex marriage there just are not correct forms to accommodate it and if she should have to go to court then that is what it takes. all part of the process folks. it is not a matter of flipping a switch.

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:58pm
  187. put her in the pokey until her court date

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 8:08pm
  188. fire her ass

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:28pm
  189. fire her and put her in jail…enough of these religious fanatics

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:31pm
  190. She’s a GIP! (with a hard G) It is a new acronym I came up with. It means “Grossly Ignorant Person” or the plural version GIP’s (Grossly Ignorant People.) I am going to be using it a lot when I read about people like this. What a GIP! See it works well. Pass it on…

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:42pm
  191. BOO!!

    Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:03pm