Oh, Nevada. We were so used to you being the New Jersey of the west: hilarious and a bit tragic, with your punch-line-worthy old governor and your but-seriously-folks candidates like Sharon Angle.

But today you actually just did something pretty awesome: passing a trans-inclusive anti-discrimination bill in the Senate! Nice job Nevada! Way to go!

Sure, it was a narrow vote — 11 to 10 — but it already passed 29 to 13 in the Assembly and the Governor is rumored to be supportive, so please accept a hearty handshake from us on a job well done. So far.

Now it’s back to the Assembly for a quick vote on a small amendment, then the governor. And then, Nevada, you will be ready to join the rest of the civilized world by not telling people what gender they are and aren’t allowed to be.

Now, could you talk some sense into your neighbor Idaho? Thanks.

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