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Nevada issues 255 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in first week

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Cathy Grimes kisses her partner Tara Traynor while waiting in line for a same sex marriage license at the Marriage License Bureau in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS -- Of the 2,344 couples who lined up at marriage license bureaus across the state in the seven days after courts put an end to the state's gay marriage ban, about 255 were same-sex couples. The figures were based on polling by The Associated Press of each county clerk.

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Elvis, other Las Vegas wedding chapels refuse to marry same-sex couples

Saturday, October 18, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- Even though same-sex marriage is now legal in Nevada, a number of Las Vegas wedding chapels are refusing to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples, despite a state public accommodations law that prohibits them from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

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Las Vegas visitors bureau celebrates marriage equality with national campaign

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is celebrating marriage equality in Nevada, with a new full page ad appearing in USA Today, hoping to attract same-sex couples to the self-proclaimed “wedding capital of the world.”

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Nevada lawmaker, partner become first same-sex couple married in Las Vegas

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Sherwood Howard, left, kisses partner Nevada State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson after they got a marriage license at the Marriage License Bureau, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada state lawmaker has married his partner, becoming the first same-sex couple married in Las Vegas. State Sen. Kelvin Atkinson wed Sherwood Howard shortly after gay couples began receiving marriage licenses in the wedding capital of the world.

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Nevada begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- A dizzying legal wrangle is over in the wedding capital of the world as same-sex couples began receiving marriage licenses in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities on Thursday afternoon. Same-sex couples cheered at the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas as frustration gave way to elation and the first licenses were issued.

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Same-sex marriages on hold in Nevada after Supreme Court justice issues stay

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- Same-sex couples are being told not to line up Wednesday at the marriage bureau in Las Vegas, after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked gay marriage in Idaho and Nevada. Clark County Clerk Diane Alba tells The Associated Press it's clear at least for now that she can't issue gender-neutral marriage licenses in the self-proclaimed...

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‘Wedding capital’ Las Vegas to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- Gay rights groups celebrated Tuesday and county clerks began making plans to for a burst of marriage applications after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Nevada's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In Las Vegas, the self-described "wedding capital," the county-run marriage license bureau set a 2 p.m. Wednesday...

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Las Vegas offering everything but marriage to LGBT tourists

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Braden Mars, left, dances with Anthony Martinez at Liaison Nightclub in Bally's Las Vegas early in the morning on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in Las Vegas. Liaison Nightclub, which opened in 2014, is the first gay club inside of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
LAS VEGAS -- While same-sex couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they - and their money - are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer. The city's tourism authority recently launched its first mainstream TV campaign aimed at the LGBT community: a commercial featuring a hunk and a...

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Las Vegas markets to trendy gays, square straights in new ad campaign

Sunday, January 20, 2013
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A new print advertising campaign from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is marketing to gay and lesbian travelers with a new twist, promoting that in Sin City, "everyone’s welcome, even straight people." The stylish, five-ad series from local ad agency R&R Partners, each...

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Lesbian couple denied hospital rights despite legal, domestic partnership

Sunday, August 19, 2012
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A lesbian couple in Nevada was told by an admissions officer at a local hospital that they would need a medical power of attorney for one partner to make decisions for another in the event of a crisis, despite being in a legal domestic partnership sanctioned by the state.

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