More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples took home marriage licenses from local clerks after a federal judge overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.
Utah County officials who held out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even after a judge overturned a ban say they will now offer licenses to all eligible applicants.
Towns and cities in New Mexico are expecting a jump in tourism from same-sex couples who can now get marriage licenses in the state.
New Mexico’s 33 counties asked the state’s highest court Thursday to decide whether gay marriage is legal in the state and to stop the spread of lawsuits that have forced some county officials to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
A southern New Mexico county clerk announced Wednesday that his office will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses, just as lawyers for same-sex couples are challenging state laws that they say contradict whether the practice is legal in this southwestern state.