78 Couples Pre-File for Domestic Partnership Rights

The Las Vegas Sun
August 24, 2009
Final numbers show that 78 gay and straight couples registered as domestic partners with Nevada's secretary of state's office on Monday -- the first day they were allowed to do so. Nevada's domestic partnership law officially goes into effect Oct. 1, but Secretary of State Ross Miller opened the filing early. [Link]

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Registration Starts Monday for Nevada Domestic Partners

Reno Gazette-Journal
August 23, 2009
Starting Monday, Nevada couples, gay or straight, who want to make their relationships legally binding can begin registering as domestic partners ahead of a new law that takes effect Oct. 1. [Link]

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Nevada Office to Begin Accepting Domestic Partnership Applications

The New York Times
August 18, 2009
The Nevada secretary of state's office will take applications starting next week from couples who wish to register as domestic partners. October 1st is the day a new state law goes into effect extending some partnership rights to cohabitating couples, whether gay or straight. [Link]

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Lawmakers Reject Veto of Nevada Partnership Bill

San Francisco Chronicle
May 31, 2009
The Assembly overrode Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto on a 28-14 vote Sunday and changed state law so that domestic partners, whether gay or straight, have many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples. The Assembly's vote followed the state Senate's similar decision a day earlier. [link]

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Nevada Senate Backs Domestic Partnership Bill Over Gov

Associated Press
May 30, 2009
The Nevada Senate has voted to override Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto of a measure that gives domestic partners, whether gay or straight, many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples. The 14-7 Senate vote Saturday — the required two-thirds majority with no votes to spare — must be affirmed by the Assembly to enact the measure into law over the governor's objections. [link]

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Search Is On for Votes to Beat Gibbons’ Domestic Partner Veto

Las Vegas Sun
May 27, 2009

Nevada state Sen. David Parks is leading the effort to gather the votes needed to override Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto of a bill that would allow domestic partnerships. Parks said he needs two additional votes in both the Senate and Assembly to override the veto. [Link]

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Gibbons Vetoes Legislation Granting Benefits to Domestic Partners

Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 26, 2009

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons vetoed a bill Monday that would have allowed same-sex and straight couples to become legal domestic partners with many of the protections afforded to straight married couples. [Link]

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Nev. domestic partner bill OK’d; gov. warns veto

Associated Press
May 20, 2009

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons stated his intention to veto the domestic partnership legislation that was recently approved by the state House and Senate. Gibbons claims that the bill conflicts with state's 2002 constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples. [Link]

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Nevada Committee Approves Gay Rights Partnership Bill

Las Vegas Sun
May 12, 2009
Over the objections of Republicans, the Assembly Judiciary Committee has approved a bill giving certain rights to gay couples as those enjoyed by married couples. Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, said this bill is about civil relationships between two persons. [link]

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DOMESTIC PARTNERS: Panel OKs benefits expansion

Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 27, 2008
A regulation that makes it state policy to provide health care insurance benefits to domestic partners of state employees -- including those of the same sex -- was adopted Tuesday by a legislative subcommittee on a 3-2 vote. But Sen. Randolph Townsend, R-Reno, said money still must be found during the legislative session, which starts in February, to expand the health care benefit. [Link]

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