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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

MSNBC.com:A 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 msnbc.com)