MARRIAGE WATCH

Nevada Senate Approves Resolution To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

kim_olson_nevada_state_senate_building_2974We knew it wouldn’t take long for the marriage bug to start biting more states after Minnesota became the 12th to legalize same-sex marriage earlier this month. Though we still have a long battle in front of us, KOLO TV is reporting that Nevada may next in line. But it’s not going to be easy.

On Thursday, the Nevada Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections passed legislative measure SRJ-13, which if successful, could one day overturn the state’s 2002 Protection of Marriage Act that defines marriage as “between a man and a woman.”

The resolution is expected to pass a full assembly vote, but the process could take years before a new bill goes into effect. [As Queerty reader erkwm points out, it must pass successive legislative sessions in both the Assembly and the Senate after the 2014 election, a tall order indeed.]

The new bill would then need voters’ approval in 2016 before becoming law.

Three years? Sheesh. Let’s just hope the Supreme Court handles this mess before then.