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New Mexico Supreme Court to Hear Gay Marriage Case on Wednesday, Could Rule Immediately


On Wednesday, the New Mexico Supreme Court will consider same-sex marriage, the AP reports:

The state Supreme Court is to hear from lawyers next Wednesday, and it's possible the justices could issue an immediate ruling. At issue is whether a state district judge in Albuquerque was correct in declaring it unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The court could rule immediately.

Back in September, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of New Mexico, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the law firm of Sutin, Thayer & Browne APC, and other New Mexico attorneys filed a brief urging the Court to issue a binding ruling.

Conservative lawmakers and groups followed with their own brief, asking the court to declare it illegal.

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  1. ya, “could“ like anyone who purchase a lottery ticket “could“ hit the jackpot.

    Posted by: Andy Towlette | Oct 18, 2013 2:50:13 PM

  2. Hopes are high that they NM Supreme Court will decide in favor of equality, but MOST likely, not an immediate ruling.

    Posted by: Andy Towlette | Oct 18, 2013 2:52:34 PM

  3. I thought the main question the Supreme Court was being asked, was whether the state constitution allows same-sex marriage under it's statutes as currently written.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Oct 18, 2013 3:06:57 PM

  4. And the "bride" planned to be dripping in turquoise -- all purchased by an outside vendor in Santa Fe.

    Posted by: GB | Oct 18, 2013 4:33:09 PM

  5. Hope they try to outdo New Jeresy. Let's turn this into a pissing contest for equality! LOL!

    Posted by: Fox | Oct 18, 2013 5:25:50 PM

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