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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Not-so-gay Paris clamps down


The government quickly made good on its longstanding threat to block the marriage and punish Mamere.

"I have started a sanctions procedure against the mayor of Begles," Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin told journalists in Paris one hour after the wedding ended.

Mamere, he said, "decided, in contradiction with the rules of the civil code ... to celebrate a marriage between two people of the same sex" despite a warning from Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin this week that the ceremony would be "illegal" and thus invalid.


De Villepin added: "I intend to make sure the law of the republic and the authority of the state are respected."



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Clerk considering again issuing gay marriage licenses

By: Associated Press

(Bernalillo-AP) -- Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap may start issuing same-sex marriage licenses again this week, disregarding a court order that her attorney says is illegal and invalid.

Dunlap’s attorney, Paul Livingston, says he advised his client there is no valid order in place, and the order that was in place was illegally gotten, improper and inappropriate.

Livingston said the temporary restraining order is no longer in effect because the case has been heard by Judge Louis McDonald, fulfilling a Supreme Court requirement.

He said temporary restraining orders cannot be extended indefinitely; there is a process by which they must expire or be converted into preliminary injunctions, which was not done in this case.

Deputy Attorney General Chris Coppin insists the order remains in effect until the state’s claims are addressed.


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