Main | Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nevada Assembly Repeals Marriage Ban

As part of what will be a years-long road to marriage equality, today the Nevada Assembly repealed the constitutional ban.
The Assembly voted 27-14 Thursday in favor of SJR13 which repeals language in the Nevada Constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Voters adopted that language with the Protection of Marriage Act in 2002, but polls indicate a growing number of Nevadans have changed their minds. Some of the state's largest employers have also embraced changing the law.
The repeal passed in the state Senate last month.  The ban must again be repealed by both chambers in 2015 before it can be placed on the 2016 ballot.

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