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Majority of Santa Fe marriage licenses in past year went to same-sex couples

Sunday, September 7, 2014
This photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, shows the certificate of marriage presented to Kathy Chambery, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M.
SANTA FE, N.M. — More than half of the marriage licenses issued by Santa Fe County in the past year have gone to same-sex couples. The number of licenses issued has doubled, and 55 percent went to same-sex couples, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday, citing data compiled by the county clerk’s office...

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Santa Fe County, N.M., issues 1,000th same-sex marriage license

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In this photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, Kathy Chambery, left, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, thank each other after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M.
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Two Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County.

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Santa Fe, N.M., voters elect city’s first openly gay mayor

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Javier Gonzales
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Javier Gonzales was elected Mayor of Santa Fe in a three-way race on Tuesday, becoming the city's first ever openly gay mayor.

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Second N.M. county begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Friday, August 23, 2013
Santa Fe County Commissioner Liz Stefanics and her partner of 22 years, Linda Siegle, were married by Judge Mark Basham on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The couple were the first to receive their marriage license from Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar.
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The county clerk in the state capital and the heart of this state's gay rights movement on Friday began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a court-ordered move that came just two days after a county clerk in southern New Mexico decided on his own to recognize gay marriage.

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Judge orders N.M. county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

Friday, August 23, 2013
Judge Sarah Singleton
SANTE FE, N.M. -- Just two days after a New Mexico county clerk decided to start issuing gay marriage licenses, a district judge has ordered a clerk in another county to do the same.

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N.M. couple ask state’s high court to rule on same-sex marriage

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Alexander Hanna and Yon Hudson
SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico's highest court was asked Thursday by a same-sex couple in Santa Fe to decide whether gay marriage is legal in the state.

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N.M. governor: AG was correct in not issuing opinion on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 7, 2013
Gov. Susana Martinez (R-N.M.)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez says Attorney General Gary King was right in not issuing a formal opinion on whether same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico and her office will not get involved in any challenges.

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New Mexico AG says no opinion coming on same-sex marriage

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Gary King
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Attorney General Gary King said Thursday he cannot issue an opinion on whether same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico because there are lawsuits pending.

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Santa Fe passes resolution recognizing gay marriage as legal in New Mexico

Thursday, April 25, 2013
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SANTA FE, N.M. -- The Santa Fe City Council has passed a controversial resolution recognizing same-sex marriage as legal in New Mexico.

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AG opinion sought on New Mexico’s vague marriage law

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico county clerk is asking Attorney General Gary King for a legal opinion on whether county clerks may issue licenses for same-sex marriages.

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