NEW MEXICO: Two Dozen GOP Reps To Sue To Stop Dona Ana Marriage Licenses
Sante Fe Nex Mexican:
Republican Sen. William Sharer of Farmington said a lawsuit will be filed, potentially by the end of the week, seeking a court order to stop County Clerk Lynn Ellins. “It has to do with a county clerk cannot make law. That is the Legislature’s job,” said Sharer, who sponsored a constitutional amendment in 2011 to define marriage as between a man and woman. He said more than two dozen GOP lawmakers have agreed to join the lawsuit. It likely will be filed with the state Supreme Court, but Sharer said lawyers were trying to decide the best legal strategy.As of today, Dona Ana County has issued 91 licenses to same-sex couples, many of whom traveled from other counties across the state.