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Judge orders New Mexico county to issue same-sex marriage licenses

AP: An Albuquerque judge has ordered the clerk of New Mexico’s most populous county to join two other counties issuing marriage license for gay and lesbian couples.

The order came in a case that involved a lesbian couple who sought an emergency ruling because one partner is dying. The couple was able to marry Friday after a judge in a different case ordered the Santa Fe clerk to issue same-sex licenses.

State District Judge Alan Malott says New Mexico’s constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Wildfire shatters record for largest in New Mexico wildfire burning in the Gila National Forest is now the largest blaze on record in New Mexico, a fire incident spokesman says. Two lightning-sparked fires merged last week to form the giant blaze, which has grown to more than 170,000 acres.

Photo: Smoke from the Whitewater-Baldy Fire is seen on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. (Andrea Martinez / Gila National Forest via