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Santa Fe County at 1,000 mark on same-sex marriage

Created: 05/14/2014 7:55 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE (AP) - Two Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County.
    
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Kathy Chamberry and Marilyn Haring were married Monday by a magistrate judge after obtaining a license at the County Clerk's Office last week.
    
The 69-year-old Chambery formerly worked at the University of Massachusetts while the 72-year-old Haring worked for Purdue University in Indiana. They had a committed relationship for nearly two decades before getting married.
    
Santa Fe County began recognizing same-sex marriage last August in response to a court order.
    
The county issued hundreds of licenses for same-sex marriages in the following weeks, many to couples from out of state. That flood has since ebbed before picking up this spring.

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