A New Mexico resident said he had to prove his home of New Mexico was a U.S. state before a Washington, D.C., court would grant him a marriage license.
“We very much regret the error and the slight delay it caused a New Mexico resident in applying for a D.C. marriage license,” Gurowitz said.
It took for the clerk and supervisor to actually go on Google and verify that New Mexico is a state.
A man was forced to prove that New Mexico is a state in the United States when he was applying for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., earlier in November.
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My supervisor says we cannot accept international drivers licenses. Do you have a New Mexico passport? the man recalled the clerk saying
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED AFTER HAVING SEX WITH GUEST, URINATING ON A TREE WHILE ON THE JOB A spokesperson for the District of Columbia Courts said a clerk “made a mistake regarding New Mexico’s 106-year history as a state.”
A D.C. clerk and a supervisor refused to accept a New Mexico man’s state driver’s license as he sought a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country.
Clarkson, a former deputy assistant secretary in the Interior Department, told the Las Cruces Sun-News the clerk checked with a supervisor several times before the office was able to confirm New Mexico has, in fact, been a state for 106 years.
We very much regret the error and the slight delay it caused a New Mexico resident in applying for a DC marriage license.”
Clarkson claimed the clerk was forced to speak to their supervisor twice to check if New Mexico was truly a state.
The clerk who was handling the license said she can’t accept international driver’s licenses because she viewed Clarkson’s New Mexico ID as foreign and not a state, according to NBC 4 Washington.
Gavin Clarkson and his fiancée were applying for a marriage license at the District of Columbia Courts Marriage Bureau on November 20 when he was told that his New Mexico driver’s license could not be used as proof of his identity.
DUH! New Mexico has been a U.S. State since 1912. But apparently a D.C. clerk didnt know that and wouldnt accept a mans New Mexico drivers license when he tried to apply for a marriage licenses.
“You know you are from flyover country when you are applying for a marriage license, give them your New Mexico driver’s license, and they come back and say ‘my supervisor says we cannot accept international driver’s licenses.
The clerk soon spoke to the supervisor and was still asked for a “New Mexico passport.”