LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A judge has upheld a ruling that a northern New Mexico county must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson upheld the decision Wednesday and told the Los Alamos County clerk that she is required to issue marriage licenses to any two people.
Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover said Tuesday that she would not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and went to court to defend her decision.
Six other county clerks in the state are issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, either out of their own accord or because of a judge's ruling.
Janet Newton and Maria Thibodeau, who applied for a marriage license last week in Los Alamos County and were denied, were in the courtroom to hear Raphaelson's ruling.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.