Judges stop performing marriages after same-sex ruling in NM - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Judges stop performing marriages after same-sex ruling in New Mexico

Two Southeastern New Mexico county judges say they will no longer officiate same-sex weddings.

Not only that, but any weddings to be exact after the state's high court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports judges in Eddy and Chaves Counties recently announced they won't officiate civil marriage ceremonies for both straight and same-sex couples.

The decision was apparently made months ago according to officials in both counties. Judges are not required to officiate weddings under state law, but county clerks are required to issue marriage licenses that must be signed by a judge, minister, or tribal representative.

The Eddy county Judge has said he doesn't have a problem with same-sex marriage, but judges don't have to compromise their beliefs.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Trump says more must be done to protect children

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:47 AM EST2018-02-21 06:47:03 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-21 07:25:29 GMT

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

  • The Latest: Canadian takes gold in crash-filled skicross

    The Latest: Canadian takes gold in crash-filled skicross

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-21 01:12:24 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-21 07:25:21 GMT

    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

    The Trump administration says Vice President Mike Pence was ready to meet with representatives from North Korea during his visit to the Olympic Games in South Korea but that North Korea canceled at the last minute.

  • Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

    Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-02-20 04:32:13 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:05 AM EST2018-02-21 07:05:18 GMT

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

Powered by Frankly