ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Two more New Mexico counties began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday.
Taos started at 8 a.m. and Valencia County started issuing licenses around 12 p.m.
The Valencia County clerk said she had been considering issuing the same-sex licenses for some time, but without a legal ruling she was reluctant.
She announced Tuesday she was moving forward, following rulings by two different district court judges in different counties, who said it is unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.
San Miguel also announced it will begin issuing licenses Wednesday, but is still waiting for the gender neutral forms to arrive.
Tuesday, Bernalillo County started issuing the licenses and by the end of the day they had issued about 140.
While many clerks are now jumping on board, many are not and that has many calling for a statewide decision. That includes Governor Susana Martinez, who says voters should decide this issue, not judges and county clerks.
"To give the decision to the people to say whether or not they want same-sex marriage is extremely important to never take that decision away from them” Governor Martinez said. “This patchwork way of passing judgment on law is really not the proper way of doing it."
Past efforts to get a constitutional amendment to voters have failed.
The state supreme court has a pending request to consolidate all of New Mexico’s marriage lawsuits.
That would lead to one statewide opinion on the issue.
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