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.