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San Miguel and Valencia Counties make five

Timothy Kincaid

August 27th, 2013

Marriage is breaking out all over New Mexico (

Following the actions of three other counties in the state, the Valencia and San Miguel County clerks have decided to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

San Miguel County Clerk Melanie Rivera confirmed she ordered new licenses from the printer, but said she is now issuing “Spouse and Spouse” licenses that have been manually altered starting on Tuesday.

According to Valencia County Clerk Peggy Carabajal, paper stock for the licenses have already been ordered. They plan to change software to print “Spouse and Spouse” instead of “Bride and Groom” as soon as the paper arrives tomorrow morning.

As best I can find, Sen. William Sharer (R – Farmington) has not yet filed his lawsuit to stop the progression of equality in the state. Maybe he’s so busy amending the filing to add new counties that he hasn’t time to get it to court.

But he’d best get his hurry-up boots on if he plans on doing so while he still has a chance; once a movement reaches certain momentum it can be hard to stop.



Lindoro Almaviva
August 27th, 2013 | LINK

well, the snow ball is on the floor and rolling…..

AK Constant
August 27th, 2013 | LINK

And winter is coming!

F Young
August 27th, 2013 | LINK

Taos county will also start issuing licenses, bringing the number of counties to six.

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