09/10/2013 03:05 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

New Mexico Sets Date for Marriage Hearing (VIDEO)

For the last few weeks the marriage equality situation in New Mexico has been changing faster than anyone could keep up with: Between all the lawsuits, judicial rulings, and county clerk decisions, there was a constant, frantic scramble to figure out just who was getting married and where.

But now it looks like things are calming down, at least for the next few weeks. Marriages will continue in at least eight counties (though more counties could conceivably join them), and the New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments in late October before deciding exactly what the law allows.

So until then, congratulations to the hundreds (or possibly thousands?) of happy couples!

There's also news this week from Pennsylvania, where gay and lesbian couples have been getting married -- but so far only in one county. And in Hawaii. And in Arizona. And in South Carolina. Things may be calm in New Mexico for now, but marriage equality organizers are busier than ever in states from coast to coast.