Government employee in the District of Columbia  told soon to be married couple that Gavin Clarkson, the soon to be groom who is from New Mexico, needed his international passport to get married. As a US citizen, with a New Mexico drivers license.  

According to, Gavin Clarkson and his soon to be bride were refused service by the clerk and the overseeing leader because they didn’t know New Mexico was a state. 

Clarkson’s wife is from Argentina and has an accent. Yet the person of question was not her, it was Clarkson, the one who didn’t have an accent. 

After finding a way to prove that New Mexico was indeed a state, the office was able to process their marriage license. While also, saying that Gavin Clarkson has a great English vocabulary, sounding as if he had to work on it, while being an American citizen.   

From a report done by TheHill, The Director of Media & Public Relations and person who is probably defining what it means to “SMH”, Leah Gurowitz had this to say in an email response to the incident. 

"We understand that a clerk in our Marriage Bureau made a mistake regarding New Mexico's 106-year history as a state," she said in an email. "We very much regret the error and the slight delay it caused a New Mexico resident in applying for a DC marriage license."  



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