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Poll: Majority of Nevadans support repeal of state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Monday, February 25, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A majority of Nevadans favor repealing the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, according to a newly released survey.

The poll, commissioned by the Retail Association of Nevada (RAN), and conducted last week by Public Opinion Strategies of 500 likely voters, found that 54 percent of respondents would favor removing the Protection of Marriage provision from the Nevada Constitution; 43 percent were opposed.

The measure passed in 2002 with almost 67 percent of the vote.

Only those identifying themselves as deeply conservative were against repealing the provision — by 76 percent.

The poll question asked, “Would you favor or oppose removing the Protection of Marriage provision from the Nevada Constitution? Removing this provision would allow same-sex couples to legally marry in Nevada…”

In 2009, the Nevada state legislature passed a bill to create a domestic partnership registry to allow same-sex couples many of the same rights as married, heterosexual couples. The law took effect on October 1, 2009.

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21 more reader comments:

  1. Gay Vegas weddings!

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:47pm
  2. do I see a emerging market of Gay-Elvis themed weddings? Or would Babs be better choice?

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:48pm
  3. Does anyone else find it odd that a state with legalized prostitution and drive-thru marriages doesn’t allow same-sex marriage?

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:48pm
  4. … EXcellENT Nevada, where-I-started my award-winning, 39+ yr. career in Print-Journalism at thee “LV Review-Journal” in ’73!!! As an-OPENLY-Gay grad from BYU!!!

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:48pm
  5. Woo hoo! Maybe thats the reason why i move to las vegas in 2011

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:52pm
  6. Quickie marriages, okay. Legalized prostitution, okay. Gay marriage should finally fucking be okay.

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:53pm
  7. Once they change it, GREAT for those of us living in Nevada! However, because of their stand I’ll NEVER attend anyone’s wedding of those who decided to go there to wed.

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:54pm
  8. Prostitution only in brothels.

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:15pm
  9. They are thinking of the weddings and the increase in revenue

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:35pm
  10. There thinking it’s time for rights for eveyone!

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:41pm
  11. why not just have a “life partner” then in a month or two they can hve another one

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:49pm
  12. Richard, “Boyfriend” is the word you’re looking for.

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:03pm
  13. Richard Ochao why not do the world a favor, KILL YOURSELF and decrease the surplus population. No wait Im should in a couple of months you would have another kid. Retard

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:04pm
  14. BTW Richard works at nissan, so I am sure his Employer would love to know the HATE SPEACH he is spewing…

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:07pm
  15. Haters are some of the stupidest people on the planet. On a different post, a nasty anti-gay troll had no privacy settings. We posted his name, his employer, and the college he attended right after each successive post! Complete morons! I love outing trolls. Nothing makes them disappear faster. Not so powerful when not anonymous!

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:52pm
  16. I wonder if Pacific Life Bible College would approve of Richard Ochoa’s behavior? They can be reached at 1-877-597-7522. I think I will email them to see if they preach hate and bigotry and ignorance like their former student.

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 9:59pm
  17. I just emailed Richard’s college and live-texted his work! OMFG! He’s gonna have some ‘splaining to do tomorrow morning. Evidently, GLBT people are welcome at his car dealership!

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 10:25pm
  18. it’s the right thing to do.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:18am
  19. Richard you are a hateful little troll – and before you start spewing about the bible, lets not forget that the quote you all like to bring up from the bible is in the same book that mentions you shouldn’t mix fabrics or eat shellfish etc – do you follow all of those things? I’m thinking not so much….especially seeing as that shirt looks like a cheap polyester blend…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:23am
  20. 28 days until the Supreme Court hears the DOMA and Prop 8 cases! #momentum

    Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:17am
  21. AN UP TO DATE STATE.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:01am