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Nevada Senate approves gay marriage bill

Posted by Unknown | May 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday, the Nevada Senate passed a proposed amendment to the state constitution recognizing same-sex marriage. This resolution, called Assembly Joint Resolution 2, is meant as a preemptive strike to safeguard same-sex marriage in case the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns Obergefell v. Hodges (which legalized it in 2015).

The resolution will now go the Assembly to approve an amendment that permits religious organizations and clergy to refuse to conduct gay weddings. (The Assembly had already approved the resolution without this amendment.)

Before this resolution can become law, the state legislature needs to approve it one more time in 2019. Finally, Nevada voters would need to ratify it in 2000. If passed, this resolution would repeal the state constitutional provision that defines marriage as between one male and female. Learn more about same-sex marriage laws in Nevada.

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