A crowd gathers in front of the state Supreme Court building in Santa Fe, N.M. on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013 to get a seat for a hearing that could decide
A crowd gathers in front of the state Supreme Court building in Santa Fe, N.M. on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013 to get a seat for a hearing that could decide whether gay marriage is legal in New Mexico. The Supreme Court will hear arguments from lawyers Wednesday. There's no deadline for the five justices to issue a decision. At issue is an Albuquerque district judge's ruling in late August that denying marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples is unconstitutional. County clerks statewide have asked the justices to clarify state law because eight of the 33 clerks are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ((AP Photo/ Barry Massey))