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N.M. high court says it won’t immediately decide same-sex marriage case

Monday, October 21, 2013

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s highest court says it won’t issue an immediate decision in a case that could decide whether gay marriage is legal statewide.

The state Supreme Court will hear two hours of arguments from lawyers in the case on Wednesday.

The court clerk told lawyers last week that the court won’t make a decision on the day of the hearing but will take the case under consideration.

The justices will hear one hour of arguments on constitutional issues and an hour on issues about state statutes involving marriage.

New Mexico law doesn’t explicitly authorize or prohibit gay marriage, but a state district court in Albuquerque has ruled it’s unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Eight of New Mexico’s 33 counties are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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17 more reader comments:

  1. What they waiting for

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:11am
  2. Probably waiting for the prerequisite amount of Facebook likes

    Replied on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:22am
  3. a dont understand why a mean think about it same sex marriages is becoming more common by the day and to be honest its not hurting anyone. why should other people worry about peoples sexuality unless they a hiding something within themselves. Heres a great example Wentworth Miller has came out the closet because he felt that joining a russian event was hypocritical because being homosexual is illegal in russia

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:13am
  4. Just pass it and let’s move on!!! Marriage is a right and everyone deserves it!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:15am
  5. We have been waiting over 10 years since it became legal in 2003 (in Massachusetts)…. what is a bit longer?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:19am
  6. THIS IS INSANE!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:59am
  7. Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 4:02am
  8. a church pastor who’s an ex-drug user,ex-drug dealer,ex-lesbian says she has been to hell at least 15 times a saw the valley of homosexual, and also saw several prominent figures and celebrities in hell including pope john paul ll.
    she’s fucking nuts lololol.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 4:02am
  9. “…justice too long delayed is justice denied.” Martin Luther King Jr

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 4:08am
  10. what is to think about?….just GET ON WITH IT.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 4:36am
  11. Gay marriage is taken to the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. A country western megastar and the governor of Tennessee are the parents of gay young men who are planning to marry each other. Colorful southern flair and big laughs make this Steel Magnolias type story a universal one.
    TENNESSEE WILDFLOWERS is focused directly on the parents, and their journey of understanding that the love of your child is all that ever really matters. Your organization and my goals are the same, to get marriage equality in all 50 states. I need some help getting my book published.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/514182944/tennessee-wildflowers-novel

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 4:58am
  12. Ie please, GET ON WITH IT ALREADY ! What are you trying to get ?!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 5:24am
  13. Enough of this!!! The Supreme Court has already laid the ground work….let’s just git ‘er done! There shouldn’t be anything to decide! Every consenting adult deserves the right to marry the consenting adult of their choosing! What’s the hold up?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:08am
  14. They are thinking to go to the moon to ask someone….

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 9:45am
  15. The whole country is moving on

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:31pm
  16. florida needs to be next in passing the law for same sex couples to marry.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:27pm
  17. Don’t be such sissies. Decide and let’s move on.

    Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:49am