SANTA FE — A same-sex couple in Santa Fe are asking the state Supreme Court to decide whether gay marriage is legal in New Mexico.
Lawyers for two Santa Fe men — Alex Hanna and Yon Hudson — requested on Thursday that the court order the Santa Fe County clerk to issue them a marriage license.
The court didn’t immediately decide whether to consider the case.
The couple had filed a lawsuit in district court earlier this month after being denied a marriage license.
Attorney Brian Egolf said the case was being shifted to the Supreme Court to try to get a speedy decision on the same-sex marriage issue.
The lawsuit contends that denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates the New Mexico Constitution, including its equal protection clause and Equal Rights Amendment prohibiting gender-based discrimination.