Thursday, October 23, 2014


In this photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, Kathy Chambery, left, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, thank each other after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Jane Phillips) (Jane Phillips)

In this photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, Kathy Chambery, left, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, show off their rings after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Jane Phillips) (Jane Phillips)

In this photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, Magistrate Judge, Donna Bevacqua Young, left, officiated the wedding of Kathy Chambery, center, and her partner of 23 years, Marilyn Haring, at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Jane Phillips) (Jane Phillips)

This photo taken on Monday, May 12, 2014, shows the certificate of marriage presented to Kathy Chambery, and her partner, Marilyn Haring of 23 years, after they were married at Magistrate Court in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County. (AP Photo/The Santa Fe New Mexican, Jane Phillips) (Jane Phillips)
Santa Fe County at 1,000 mark on same-sex marriage
Santa Fe County issues 1,000th marriage license for same-sex couple

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 9:52 a.m.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two Santa Fe residents became the 1,000th same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from Santa Fe County.

The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://ow.ly/wMYQK ) reports that Kathy Chamberry and Marilyn Haring were married Monday by a magistrate judge after obtaining a license at the County Clerk’s Office last week.

The 69-year-old Chambery formerly worked at the University of Massachusetts while the 72-year-old Haring worked for Purdue University in Indiana. They had a committed relationship for nearly two decades before getting married.

Santa Fe County began recognizing same-sex marriage last August in response to a court order.

The county issued hundreds of licenses for same-sex marriages in the following weeks, many to couples from out of state. That flood has since ebbed before picking up this spring.