Los Alamos County Becomes 8th in New Mexico to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

As a result of a state district judge's decision to uphold same-sex marriages, the Los Alamos County clerk's office today became the eight in New Mexico to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, Albuquerque Journal reports:

NewmexicoJanet Newton and Maria Tibodeau were denied a marriage license last week and they filed a lawsuit that led to a ruling by District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson that same-sex couples are entitled to be married in New Mexico

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover went to court Wednesday to defend her decision, but the judge ruled against the clerk. 

Seven other New Mexico counties (GrantDoña Ana, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, TaosSan Miguel and Valencia) have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. 25 to go!


  1. Francis #1 says

    When will the state’s Supreme Court step in, is the real question. I read most couples are not actually having ceremonies because the situation regarding marriage isn’t settled legally, and it won’t be until New Mexico’s Supreme Court settles things once and for all. They’ve seemingly been avoiding doing so but they need to.

  2. T.J says

    Marriage equality is a reality and those who ATTEMPT to fight it might as well throw their money in the fire place. We’re not quitting. We’re winning, and have been on a roll!

  3. Julio says

    That grown tax paying adults even have to beg for marriage rights, human rights, tax benefits in almost 2014 is the real tragedy here.