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Topic - Paul Becht
A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the past week.
Paul Becht, an Albuquerque lawyer for the GOP legislators, said Friday the lawsuit was filed in Las Cruces, where the Dona Ana County clerk's office has issued more than 200 marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples since last week.
It's up to the Legislature — not a county clerk — to change the law to provide for gay marriage, said Becht, a former state senator.