|Sharer v. Ellins|
|Full name||William Sharer, et al. v. Lynn Ellins|
|Petitioners||William Sharer, Jimmie Hall, Dennis Roch, James Stickler, Yvette Herrell, Steve Nevill, and David Gallego|
|Respondents||Lynn Ellins, in his official capacity as Doña Ana County Clerk|
|Court||Third Judicial District Court, County of Doña Ana|
|Current status||Awaiting response from respondent; case to be assigned new judge on 9/17|
Sharer v. Ellins is a 2013 New Mexico court case requesting that the Doña Ana County Clerk be required to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The case was filed on August 29, 2013, in New Mexico's Third Judicial District Court in Doña Ana County. It was initially assigned to Judge James Thomas Martin under the case number D-207-CV-2013-02061. On August 30, Judge Martin was peremptorily excused by the petitioners. The case will be reassigned to a new judge on September 17.
- 2013-08-29: Verified petition for writ of mandamus and immediate stay
- 2013-08-30: Peremptory excusal of Judge Martin
- 2013-09-05: Judge Martin recuses himself