New Mexico County to Issue Same-Sex “Marriage” Licences



BERNALILLO, NM, February 20, 2004 ( - Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap has told reporters of a plan to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples.  She says that the decision has no connection with “politics or morals.”  The county claims that the decision has more to do with the legal implications inherent in refusing same-sex couples access to the licence.  The state defines marriage as a civil contract between contracting parties, and makes no mention of the necessity for the “contract” to involve a man and a woman.  The county attorney said that refusing same-sex couples access to the licence may lead to law-suits.  Read related coverage at:

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