Go Find a Notary Public, ‘Cause Domestic Partnerships Start Blowing Into Town Next Week


Despite Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons vetoing a bill to grand domestic partnership rights to same-sex couples — and then admitting he violated the sanctity of his own marriage — the State Senate and Assembly told the gov where he could shove it, and overrode his veto. Which means beginning next week, the secretary of state’s office will begin accepting domestic partnership applications. Register early if you want your paperwork processed by Oct. 1, when the law takes effect. The law, which some say violates Nevada’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, only grants some marriage rights while also barring discrimination against couples, straight or gay, in domestic partnerships.

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  • adolf

    does this mean i could get black out drunk in vegas and get hitched to random male stripper? ala the hangover?

  • VegasTeaRoom

    Nope, because the Secretary of State’s office would probably be closed. Gays have to conduct our business during regular working hours. Drunk heterosexuals can fuck up their lives 24/7.

    And, I don’t know about what you consider limited benefits, but the NV DP law allows couples to adopt. The only thing it does not mandate is mandatory health coverage for the the DP’s if one is covered. Basically, it is a Civil Union bill with a DP name and a non-marriage creation process. In order to undo a NV DP, people have to go to divorce court. Divorce, it seems, is NOT based on one man, one woman.

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