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NEW MEXICO: County Clerk Resigns Rather Than Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Via the Associated Press:
Officials say a rural eastern New Mexico county clerk and her deputy have resigned rather than abide by a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. Roosevelt County manager Charlene Webb says Clerk Donna Carpenter and Deputy Clerk Janet Collins announced their resignations Friday morning. Webb declined to say why they quit. But county commissioners confirmed it was in protest of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that says it's unconstitutional to bar same-sex couples from getting marriage licenses. Commissioner Bill Cathey says the two had made it clear they would quit "rather than be associated with that."

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