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Nevada Lawmaker Introduces Repeal Of State’s Gay-Marriage Ban

nevadamapLawmaker in Nevada are considering a bill that would repeal the state’s 11-year-old ban on same-sex marriage.

Democratic State Senator Tick Segerblom introduced the bill, Senate Joint Resolution 13, which would repeal the Protection of Marriage Act. Nevada voters overwhelmingly voted for by about 67% in 2002. A March poll indicated, however, that Nevada voters now support same-sex marriage by 54%.

To repeal a constitutional amendment, The Legislature will actually have to approve the measure in two consecutive legislative sessions and then it needs to be approved by voters in the next election. (That’s why opponents of marriage equality keep trying to get constitutional amendments—it’s a bitch to undo them.)

So even if it passes this term, SJRB 13 will need legislative approval again n 2015, and then voter approval in 2016.

A committee meeting on SJR 13 is scheduled for March 26t at 9am. You can keep up to date by “liking” Equality Nevada on Facebook.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 22, 2013
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  • 4 Comments
    • KARUADAM
      KARUADAM

      Go for it guys!! and maybe one day my fucking state Arizona, will do the same, OR we will have to kill all the republican Christian in the state.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gppm1103
      gppm1103

      Nevada’s problems are the the Mormons. It is heavily Mormon, and they control the judiciary.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 10:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Doe
      John Doe

      Opponents of same-sex marriage don’t choose the Constitutional Amendment route because it is a “bitch do undo them.” They do it because state state courts can’t overturn a Constitutional Amendment.

      Constitutional Amendements are the final word and anything LESS than a Constitutional Amendment can be struct down by a judge who sees a law as discriminatory or against something else within the state’s Constitution, especially if there is something in the State’s Constitution that discusses equal rights and protections.

      This is the same reason some anti-gay folks wanted a US Constitutional Amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage. If it is in the Constitution, it can’t be ruled “unconstitutional” by ANY court and the Amendment is considered the final word.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @John Doe: That’s an additional way it’s “a bitch to undo them,” not a contradiction of that claim.

      Mar 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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