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Aztec couple receives first same-sex
marriage license in San Juan County

Daily Times (NM), by Ryan Boetel

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Posted By:cjjeepercreeper, 12/20/2013 3:41:34 PM

FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Clerk´s Office gave its first marriage license to a same-sex couple on Thursday afternoon. Three hours later, Aztec women Luciana Velasquez and Deann Toadlena were married under Christmas lights at Orchard Park in downtown Farmington. The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized gay marriage throughout the state on Thursday. It didn´t take long for the decision to reach San Juan County. "We´ve been waiting for seven years. It´s the best day of my life," said Toadlena, who plans to change her last name to Velasquez. "Everything I wanted was given to me today."

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It was yesterday that the NM Supremes OKd this blasphemy. And today the floodgates open. Phil was very, very right.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/20/2013 3:49:45 PM     (No. 9662093)

Deann´s not really a lesbian but she couldn´t face another day with the surname ´Toadlena.´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: melanie, 12/20/2013 3:59:47 PM     (No. 9662107)

Aztec????? What complete crapola. There is no such thing. How silly and pretentious can these people get?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 12/20/2013 4:03:09 PM     (No. 9662112)

Aztec=small town in NW NM, its my hometown.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 12/20/2013 4:03:12 PM     (No. 9662113)

I´m sooooo glad we´re ruled by such wise, black-robed masters...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/20/2013 4:07:14 PM     (No. 9662117)

I see why the couldn´t get men.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/20/2013 4:07:37 PM     (No. 9662119)

sorry - they couldn´t get men.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/20/2013 4:46:14 PM     (No. 9662154)

Sounds like they got married for medical reasons.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: melanie, 12/20/2013 9:31:20 PM     (No. 9662370)

Thanks #3. So many crazy things are happening this day, I made an assumption and leaped before I looked. I´m actually glad to be wrong on this one.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: buckhorn_cortez, 1/4/2014 1:45:14 PM     (No. 9679467)

1. As stated by another poster - Aztec, NM is a small town near Farmington. You will find Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, NM.

2. "Toadlena" is a traditional Navajo Indian name like Benally, Begay, etc. But, I understand how people on Lucianne can´t help taking cheap shots that they feel are "humorous."

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