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Los Alamos County on verge of becoming seventh NM county to issue same-sex marriage licenses

A Santa Fe district court judge has issued an order requiring Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover to either issue a marriage license to a lesbian couple or show up in court next week to argue why she should not have to do so.

The order, which is similar to one issued last week in a Santa Fe County case, puts Los Alamos County on the verge of becoming the seventh New Mexico county to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

“We consider it a significant victory for marriage equality,” said Santa Fe attorney John Day, who represents the Los Alamos pair.

Meanwhile, an Albuquerque-based district court judge signed a separate order today allowing 31 county clerks and the New Mexico Association of Counties to intervene in a Bernalillo County gay marriage case.

The clerks hope the order will lead to the state Supreme Court issuing a decisive ruling on the hot-button issue.

Check tomorrow’s Journal for more information.