ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he will not challenge a move by a Dona Ana County clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
King told reporters Wednesday at a news conference that he didn’t believe state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage were constitutional.
He also said he would not challenge any other county clerk who issued licenses.
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Still, King warned that those marriages could be invalid if the state Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is not allowed in New Mexico.
A Dona Ana County clerk began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday after he said his review of state law allowed him to do so.
Couples immediately began arriving at a Las Cruces courthouse to receive licenses amid pending court challenges elsewhere in the state.
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