Nevada is the 36th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. Its most populous city is Las Vegas, and the state capitol is located in Carson City.
Marriage Equality: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in November 2000 and 2002. (The Nevada Constitution requires two ballot votes for citizen-initiated constitutional amendments.) The constitutional ban is currently being challenged in a federal appeals court. The case is Sevcik v. Sandoval.
For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.
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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 [...]
SAN FRANCISCO -- A group that fought to keep Nevada's state ban on same-sex marriage is dropping its appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court and a lower court, clearing the way for gay couples to marry.
Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Some of the 11 states affected by the denial went ahead with weddings; others are proceeding toward marriage deliberately. Others are [...]
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy mistakenly blocked the start of same-sex marriage in Nevada in an order that spawned confusion among state officials and disappointment in couples hoping to be wed. Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg confirmed this mix-up Thursday, saying Kennedy's order issued a day earlier... [...]
Confusion and uncertainty over gay marriage spread Wednesday as couples in Las Vegas wondered whether they'd be allowed to wed, and partners in Idaho dealt with disappointment after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling blocked them moments before they would have picked up marriage licenses.
LAS VEGAS -- After a day of on-again, off-again developments, the county clerk at the busy Las Vegas marriage bureau has decided against issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Clark County Clerk Diana Alba said late Wednesday afternoon she didn't know when she and other county clerks in the state would be [...]
LAS VEGAS -- A group fighting to keep Nevada's state ban on same-sex marriage wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a short-lived ruling that blocked weddings from taking place.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has allowed same-sex marriage to begin in Nevada, clarifying that an earlier order blocking gay unions applies only to Idaho. Kennedy said in a brief order issued Wednesday afternoon that he is temporarily putting on hold same-sex marriage in Idaho, where state [...]
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 [...]
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. Kennedy's order came a little more than an hour after Idaho filed an emergency request for an immediate stay and about 10 minutes before the [...]