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

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. John Locher, AP

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.John Locher, AP

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.

More same-sex unions are expected throughout the evening. The Las Vegas marriage bureau is open until midnight.

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