Nevada Assembly Okays Gay Marriage Resolution

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State.

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 issue will still have to be approved by lawmakers again in two years. If it clears that hurdle, it will be up to the voters in 2016 to decide if they want Nevada to recognize all marriages regardless of gender.

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