[JURIST] The New Mexico Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Thursday that it is unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The court's decision comes only a few months after a New Mexico trial judge ordered district court clerks to begin granting marriage licenses [JURIST report] to same-sex couples in Bernalillo County, the largest county in New Mexico. In a unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court found that there was no substantial connection between the government's...

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