Grant County Clerk Robert Zamarripa announced Tuesday that his office will comply with a judge's order and begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples next week.

“We'll let the Legislature and courts decide after this what needs to be done,” Zamarripa told the AP.

However, Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover said that she would fight a similar order in a separate case. Stover is asking Judge Sheri Raphaelson to put the case on hold until the issue is resolved by the state Supreme Court in another case.

“I respect and value the rights of each person to be treated as equally and fairly as our Constitution states,” Stover said in a statement. “Clearly, the marriage license in state statute has not been updated since 1961. It does not work for same-sex couples, and that is a matter for the Legislature to fix, not a clerk and not a district judge.”

The availability of marriage licenses in New Mexico broadened quickly following Dona Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins' August 21 decision without a court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

A group of GOP lawmakers, led by state Senator William Sharer, have filed a lawsuit seeking to block Ellins from issuing additional marriage licenses.

(Related: New Mexico GOPer William Sharer: Gay men should stop “whoring,” marry women.)