New Mexico's Taos County became the sixth county to offer marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Tuesday after State District Judge Jeff McElroy ordered Taos County Clerk Anna Martinez to issue a license to a same-sex couple.
McElroy's order came after a lawsuit brought by Dale Schuette and Reg Stark who were denied a license at the clerk's office on Monday. Besides Taos County, Doña Ana, Santa Fe, Valencia, San Miguel and Bernalillo counties are currently offering licenses to same-sex couples. Bernalillo county is especially notable because it's the largest county in the state.
Meanwhile, the New Mexico San Juan County Clerk has said she's waiting for a court order to start offering licenses to same-sex couples.
"I'm waiting for someone to sue me, and that's certainly something they can do," San Juan County clerk Debbie Holmes said according to The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico. "I feel like I need to follow the law as I've been told how to do it."