Friday, May 24, 2013

Nevada Assembly Votes to Repeal Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage!

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I wrote late last month that the Nevada Senate voted 12-9 to repeal the state's constitutional amendment banning recognition of same-sex marriage. I didn't think that this would go anywhere. It looks like I was wrong about that.

The Nevada Assembly voted yesterday 27-14 in favor of a constitutional amendment that would repeal the state's ten-year-old constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage!

Here is what comes next. The state's Senate and Assembly will both need to approve this measure a second time during the 2015 legislative session. Assuming that happens, it will then be sent to voters in November 2016.

This is pretty exciting news. Assuming that this process is successful, Nevada would become the first state to successfully repeal its constitutional amendment banning recognition of same-sex marriages.

By the way, check out this video. It's an 18-year-old gentleman passionately and tearfully pleading for the Assembly to allow his parents to legally wed. Check it out:

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