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Two More New Mexico Counties Give Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

by Jeri Clausing and Russell Contreras
Tuesday Aug 27, 2013
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two more New Mexico counties say they’ll begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The clerks in San Miguel and Valencia counties say they’ve ordered gender-neutral forms so they can follow the state’s three population centers in recognizing gay and lesbian marriages.

The decisions come a day after a state district judge in Albuquerque declared gay marriage legal, and ordered the Bernalillo County clerk to join Santa Fe and Dona Ana counties in issuing the licenses.

More than 100 people were lined up for the licenses in Albuquerque Tuesday morning, and a mass wedding was planned at noon at Civic Plaza.

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