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New Mexico Marriage Equality Case: Press & Photo Opportunities Pre- and Post-Hearing Tomorrow, Oct. 23

(Santa Fe, NM, October 22, 2013)—Tomorrow at 9:00 AM, the New Mexico Supreme Court will hear arguments in Griego v. Oliver, the case seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in New Mexico. Activities surrounding the court case will begin at 7:30 AM. A press conference featuring litigating attorneys and plaintiffs will immediately follow the arguments.

For press unable to come to Santa Fe, the case will be streamed live at:

What follows is a list of press and photo opportunities for tomorrow in chronological order:

7:30-9:00 AM: “I DO” Donuts and Coffee, a breakfast gathering for marriage equality supporters in the park in front of the Supreme Court.

9:00 AM: Viewing party at Inn of the Governors, Governors Room, directly across Alameda from the Court.

Post Argument Press Conference in front of the Court featuring:

  • Moderator: Peter Simonson, Executive Director, ACLU of New Mexico
  • Attorneys:
    Maureen Sanders, ACLU-NM Cooperating Attorney, Sanders & Westbrook PA, Albuquerque. Will argue the case before the Court.
    James Esseks, Director, National ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project
    Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Plaintiffs:
    Rose Griego & Kim Kiel of Santa Fe, the lead plaintiffs in Griego v. Oliver
    Monica Leaming & Cecilia Taulbee of Farmington


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