New Mexico counties

New Mexico is a state in the United States.

Eight of the 33 counties in the state currently (or will imminently) issue marriage licenses on a non-discriminatory basis.


To issue licensesEdit

Case Counties Docket number Judge Status
Griego v. Oliver Santa Fe
+31 others*
D-202-CV-201302757 Alan M. Malott Success, appeal
Hanna v. Salazar (I) Santa Fe D-101-CV-201301525  ? Case dismissed
Hanna v. Salazar (II) Santa Fe D-101-CV-201302182 Sarah Singleton Licenses issued; pending hearing
Stark v. Martinez Taos D-820-CV-201300295 Jeff McElroy Licenses issued; pending hearing
Newton v. Stover Los Alamos D-132-CV-201300094 Sheri Raphaelson Licenses issued; pending hearing
Gering v. Garbagni Sandoval D-1329-CV-201301715 James Sanchez Not scheduled
Katz v. Zamarripa Grant D-608-CV-201300235 J.C. Robinson Licenses to be issued 9/8; pending hearing

* - The 31 clerks not a party to Griego have intervened in the case and appealed the final judgment to the state Supreme Court under the name New Mexico Association of Counties v. Malott. The final judgment has been stayed while the appeal is pending.

To stop issuing licensesEdit

Case Counties Docket number Judge Status
Madrid v. Dunlap Sandoval D-1329-CV-200400292 Louis McDonald TRO issued (2004)
Sharer v. Ellins Doña Ana D-307-CV-201302061 James Martin Not scheduled
Sharer v. Rivera San Miguel D-412-CV-201300367 Matthew Sandoval Not scheduled
Sharer v. Carbajal Valencia D-1314-CV-201301058 William Sanchez Not scheduled

Supreme CourtEdit

Case Docket # Seeking Status
Madrid v. Dunlap 28,574 Extend the TRO Success
Dunlap v. Madrid 28,730 Extinguish the TRO Denied
Hanna v. Salazar 34,216 Mandamus Denied
Griego v. Oliver 34,227 Mandamus Denied
Griego v. Oliver  ? Superintending control Dismissed as moot
New Mexico Assoc. of Counties v. Malott 34,306 Superintending control Filed Sept. 5

County statusEdit

  1. Doña Ana - began issuing marriage licenses on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  2. Santa Fe - began on Friday, August 21, 2013 by court order (Hanna, Griego)
  3. Bernalillo - began on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by court order (Griego)
  4. San Miguel - began on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  5. Valencia - began on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  6. Taos - began on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by court order (Stark)
  7. Los Alamos - will begin shortly by court order (Gering)
  8. Grant - will begin on Monday, September 9, 2013 by court order (Katz)