Monday, August 26, 2013
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver announces that her office will comply with an order issued by 2nd Judicial District Judge Alan Malott and immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to all same-sex couples who apply, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at 8 a.m.
“I’m very happy and proud to finally be issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples in Bernalillo County. Furthermore, I am beyond relieved to have some judicial guidance in this matter that immediately resolves the conflict that existed between state law and our state constitution. Marriage is a fundamental civil right that should be acknowledged and respected at all levels of government. Judge Malott’s ruling today has made it clear that the fundamental assumption of that civil right outweighs other technicalities and concerns,” says Clerk Toulouse Oliver.
The Clerk’s office will accept all applicants for marriage licenses on a first come, first served basis.
District Court judges will be available to conduct marriage ceremonies both at the County Clerk/Probate Court offices on Tuesday as well as at District Court. For more information about wedding ceremonies, individuals are urged to call the 2nd Judicial District Court at (505) 841-8400.
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