County issues hundreds of gay marriage licenses

Same-sex marriage
Approximately 900 same-sex marriage licenses in Doña Ana County.

DONA ANA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Nearly 900 same-sex couples got married or plan to in one New Mexico county.

The Doña Ana County Clerk, Lynn Ellins says his office has given out 896 licenses since last August.

The bulk of those licenses were handed out within the first two months of being issued.

A group of state legislators had initially filed a lawsuit against the clerk’s office, questioning if same-sex marriage is legal under current New Mexico law.

But the state’s Supreme Court ruled in December that stopping same-sex couples from getting marriage licenses was unconstitutional. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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