Sevcik v. Sandoval

Sevcik v. Sandoval is a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on behalf of eight same-sex Nevada couples arguing that Nevada’s constitutional ban on marriage equality violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Plainitffs argue that Nevada’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, while relegating them to the second-class status of domestic partnership, violates their right to equal treatment under the U.S. Constitution. [ Case files. ]

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Nevada

UPDATE: Appeals court delays arguments in challenge to Nev. gay marriage ban

Monday, March 10, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A federal appeals court has postponed oral arguments on the challenge to Nevada's gay marriage ban just hours after it had set the hearing for April 9. [ Read more → ]
Samantha Clemens, Las Vegas Review-Journal (AP)Tod Story, executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, gives remarks at the podium during the launch of Freedom Nevada on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Las Vegas. The campaign aims to ensure passage of an expected 2016 ballot measure that would amend the Nevada Constitution to recognize all marriages.

Gay rights advocates launch ‘Freedom Nevada’ push to repeal gay marriage ban

Friday, February 14, 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Several same-sex couples helped a coalition of advocacy groups in Nevada put a face on what they called marriage equality on Thursday, launching a push to get the Legislature in 2015 and voters in 2016 to change the state constitution to allow same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]
Las-Vegas

Groups organizing ballot push to repeal Nevada same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, February 13, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Several groups are organizing a push to get the Legislature in 2015 and voters in 2016 to change the Nevada constitution to allow same-sex marriages, while a federal court prepares to hear a legal challenge against the state's constitutional ban. [ Read more → ]
Nevada

Federal appeals court to fast track challenge to Nevada gay marriage ban

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A federal appeals court has granted Nevada's motion to withdraw its support for a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage and agreed to expedite the case. [ Read more → ]
Nevada

Nevada says it will no longer defend its constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Monday, February 10, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- In an about-face, Nevada has decided against defending its constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, the latest step in a series of battles being waged across the nation on the volatile issue. [ Read more → ]
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Carson City ends opposition in challenge to Nev. same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Carson City is withdrawing its opposition to a lawsuit challenging Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage, citing a recent ruling from a federal appeals court. [ Read more → ]
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)

Nevada AG re-evaluates defense of state’s same-sex marriage ban

Sunday, January 26, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she's re-evaluating the state's defense of its ban on same-sex marriage after a new ruling by a federal appeals court. [ Read more → ]
Nevada

Nevada: State’s same-sex marriage ban serves a ‘legitimate purpose’

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The state of Nevada on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage, arguing it serves the "legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage" and is entrenched in the state's history. [ Read more → ]
Nevada

Lambda Legal appeals Nev. same-sex marriage ban to Ninth Circuit

Friday, October 18, 2013
Lambda Legal on Friday filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a case on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging the amendment to Nevada's constitution and other state laws banning marriage for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Judge Robert C. Jones

Federal judge in Nevada denies challenge to state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Thursday, November 29, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A federal judge in Nevada has rejected a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of eight gay couples challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Lambda Legal files federal lawsuit challenging Nevada’s gay marriage ban

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Nevada on behalf of eight same-sex couples, challenging Nevada’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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