Marriage Equality USA

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Current Status

  • Nevada has provided domestic partnerships since October 2009, when the state legislature enacted legislation over Governor Jim Gibbons's veto. The state maintains a domestic partnership registry that provides same-sex couples with broad rights similar to those of married couples, while still relegating them to a second-class status. NV allows opposite-sex couples to establish domestic partnerships as well.
  • Constitutional ban against marriage equality since 2002, per Nevada Question No. 2, was ruled unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on 7 October 2014.
  • Prior too marriage, broad domestic partnerships were available to both same-sex and heterosexual couples.
  • On 7 October 2014, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Nevada ban on marriage equality was unconstitutional.
  • Nevada legalized marriage equality on 9 October 2014.

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