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Judge rules in favor of Los Alamos same sex marriage license

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September 5, 2013 Albuquerque Journal Los Alamos county clerk Sharon Stover refused to issue a Los Alamos same sex marriage license to Janet Newton and Maria Thibodeau after District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson ruled that same sex couples are entitled to be married in New Mexico.  Sharon Stover went before a judge to defend her decision to defy a court…

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Judge order Los Alamos County Clerk to issue same sex marriage license

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August 29, 2013 Carol A. Clark Los Alamos Daily Post Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover has been ordered by District Judge Sheri Raphaelson to issue a marriage license to the same sex couple turned away Tuesday. “Judge Raphaelson signed our writ this afternoon and is ordering the clerk to issue my clients the marriage license or appear before her…

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With new Legal Challenge, Gay Marriage Debate in New Mexico Heats Up

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Fernanda Santos, N.Y. Times, June 7, 2013 Under pressure from legislators and a vigorous campaign by religious and civil rights groups to legalize same-sex marriage in New Mexico, the state’s attourney general, Gary King, cautioned by city clerks on Thursday against issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples – but at the same time invited litigation, saying that the state’s statute…

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Los Alamos teacher sues district

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John Severance, Los Alamos Monitor, April 20, 2013 Zeynep Unal, a Turkish-born special education teacher who has been employed by the Los Alamos Public Schools since 2005, is suing the district for violations of the New Mexico Human Rights Act, defamation and breach of contract. The suit claims that Unal continues to suffer from loss of income, severe emotional distress,…

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