Writing about same-sex marriage for The New York Times

An article Haussamen co-authored was the lead story on The New York Times' homepage for a time on Sept. 2.

An article I co-authored was the lead story on The New York Times’ homepage for a time on Sept. 2.

I recently co-authored two articles for The New York Times on efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in New Mexico.

As a freelancer for the newspaper, I was on the scene in my hometown of Las Cruces on Aug. 21 when the county clerk began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, helping report and write an article that day.

As clerks in five other counties followed suit, Fernanda Santos, The Times’ Phoenix bureau chief, and I took a deeper look at the issue. That article appeared as the lead story on the newspaper’s website for a time on Sept. 2. On. Sept. 3 it was the national section’s top story in the print edition of the paper.

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