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New Mexico Gay Marriage

SCOTUS To Consider Ruling On Gay Wedding Photography Dispute

USA Today | Richard Wolf | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When Vanessa Willock wanted an Albuquerque photographer to shoot her same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006, she contacted Elane Photo...

Haha! Gotcha Utah! ...But, What Next?

Austin Head | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

The trajectory of the LGBT movement for equality is accelerating. Typically, this means the opposition will only get shriller and angrier believing that these hysterics will stop the train from running over their indignation and fanatic devotion to chosen verses of their dogma.

Gay Marriage in Arizona

Austin Head | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

Until Arizona legalizes gay marriage and begins to enjoy the considerable business and cultural advancements that follow, the LGBT community will be taking puddle jumpers to Malibu to hand over their cash for the official license. Or, now, perhaps Santa Fe.

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Constitutional

AP/The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The New Mexico Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage constitutional in a Thursday ruling. From the ruling: Prohibiting same-gender marriages ...

Opposition Shrinks in New Jersey (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 12.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-10-28-afernjpollstillsmall.pngAmerica continues its long, slow slog toward marriage equality, with progress in courts, in legislatures, and in public opinion polls.

Gay Marriage Battle Heats Up

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Zelie Pollon SANTA FE, N.M., Oct 23 (Reuters) - The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether same-sex ...

The New Mexican Revolution: Getting Unstuck in Time, Laws

Blake Driver | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Blake Driver

Last Thursday my dad sat down for his first cup of coffee and opened the paper, as he has done every day of his life as long as I've known him, and eventually found himself reading the wedding announcements in the back. The first happy couple his eye fell on caused him a moment of pause.

These Officials Are At The Center Of The Gay Marriage Debate

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis Sept 21 (Reuters) - For weeks, the lesbian couple courted the Guilford County register of deeds in North Carolina...

Marriage Lawsuits Keep Piling Up (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-09-18-Screenshot20130917at10.44.50PM.pngFrom coast to coast lawyers are going to have their hands full with marriage equality lawsuits for the next few weeks. As a result, we could be looking at the sudden recognition of marriage in a slew of states very soon.

The Shocking Part Of Gay Marriage Push In New Mexico? How Not Shocking It's Been

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 09.11.2013 | Gay Voices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Lynn Ellins stunned New Mexico last month when the county clerk decided to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. B...

New Mexico Sets Date for Marriage Hearing (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-09-10-afernmvid.pngThe New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments in late October before deciding exactly what the law allows.

Marriage Expanding Quickly in New Mexico (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-09-04-Screenshot20130904at5.19.36PM.pngCounty by county, New Mexico is struggling toward marriage equality. At last count, six counties are issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Judge Upholds County's Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — A northern New Mexico county became the eighth in the state on Wednesday to clear the way for same-sex couples to be married....

Another County To Allow Gay Marriage

AP | BARRY MASSEY | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

SANTA FE, N.M. — The legal fight over gay marriage in New Mexico broadened Tuesday as a seventh county announced plans to start issuing marriage...

Republicans Fight Gay Marriage In This State

AP | BARRY MASSEY | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began ...

Republican Cites Greek Emperor, Suggests Gays Should Stop 'Whoring' Around

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

During a week where New Mexico's three largest counties decided to issue same-sex marriage licenses, one GOP official drew upon the Hellenistic era to...

Gay Marriage Licenses Coming In Key State

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS and JERI CLAUSING | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dozens of gay couples gathered at a plaza in New Mexico's biggest city Tuesday to hear the words many once thought they woul...

Terminally Ill Lesbian Woman's Dying Wish Granted In New Mexico

Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

A terminally ill New Mexico woman got a spot of good news Aug. 23, when she and her longtime same-sex partner were granted a marriage license. San...

County Clerk Prepares For Court Order On Same-Sex Marriage

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico judge on Monday declared same-sex marriage legal, ordering the clerk of the state's most populous county to joi...

How Gay Weddings Could Help New Mexico's Economy

Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M. | Brook | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices

LAS CRUCES >> Ever since Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins began to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last week, there has been a lot of tal...

Gay Marriages Start In Another New Mexico County

AP | BARRY MASSEY | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

SANTA FE, N.M. -- The county clerk in the New Mexico state capital and the heart of this state's gay rights movement began issuing marriage licenses t...

Court Ruling Marks Big Victory For Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

One day after a New Mexico county became the first one to actively issue same-sex licenses since 2004, gay rights earned another victory in court. ...

The Heartbreaking Reason This Lesbian Couple Is In A Rush To Wed

Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices

A terminally ill New Mexico lesbian is hoping a judge will allow her to marry her longtime partner even though her state does not currently permit sam...

County Takes Big Step Forward On Gay Marriage

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and BARRY MASSEY | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Gay and lesbian couples flocked to southern New Mexico for a second day Thursday to take advantage of a surprise decision to ...

State Official Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

While New Mexico's gay marriage laws remain up in the air, one county official is not waiting. Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins issued a statemen...