Identify New Mexico on a map, please.

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Identify New Mexico on a map, please.

Postby Queen K » Nov 30th, 2018, 6:15 pm

http://www.wbrz.com/news/dc-clerk-stall ... 73ylkZmAu8

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A District of Columbia clerk refused to accept a New Mexico man's state driver's license for a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country.

Gavin Clarkson told the Las Cruces Sun-News it happened Nov. 20 at the District of Columbia Courts Marriage Bureau as he tried to apply for a marriage license.

Clarkson says the clerk told him he needed an international passport to get the marriage license.

The clerk finally concluded New Mexico was a state after Clarkson objected three times and granted the license to Clarkson and his fiancee.

The D.C. courts system acknowledged the staff error to the Sun-News.

New Mexico was admitted into the U.S. as a state in 1912.


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Re: Identify New Mexico on a map, please.

Postby GordonH » Nov 30th, 2018, 6:28 pm

Apparently geography is not high on US educational curriculum, that is a little sad.

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Re: Identify New Mexico on a map, please.

Postby Bsuds » Nov 30th, 2018, 7:58 pm

I don't think Geography is on their curriculum..

Without a map app on their phones they couldn't even find their school.
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Re: Identify New Mexico on a map, please.

Postby Queen K » Nov 30th, 2018, 8:21 pm

Is it too disturbing that the supervisor and the clerk both thought New Mexico was a foreign country?
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