New Mexico County May Issue Same-Sex 'Marriage Licenses'

By Melanie Arter | July 7, 2008 | 8:04 PM EDT

( - First San Francisco, Calif., now a county clerk in New Mexico's Sandoval County may begin issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

"It is quite clear that the tyranny of four judges in Massachusetts last November has left every state and county in this nation vulnerable to having same-sex 'marriages' forced upon them," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins in a statement Friday.

"We now have judges acting like legislators in Massachusetts, and a mayor acting like a judge in San Francisco. They need to go back and read their job descriptions," Perkins said.

He pointed out that 38 states have laws declaring marriage as the union between a man and a woman.

"But now, homosexual activists will surely file suit against each and every one of them in an effort to let the wave of illegal same-sex 'marriages' emanating from San Francisco domino across the country," Perkins said.

He said already elected officials in New Mexico and Chicago have indicated their intent to begin granting marriage licenses to homosexuals. Perkins urged Congress and the White House to immediately begin work on the federal marriage amendment.

"Same-sex 'marriage' fires are popping up all across the country, and they will continue to unless the Congress works quickly," Perkins said. "We cannot permit a few states and cities to force same-sex 'marriage' on the rest of America, especially since a majority of Americans oppose it and two-thirds of the states have passed laws against it."

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