Nevada Legislature Passes Resolution to Undo Marriage Ban, Approve Freedom to Marry

5/23/2013

Press Contact:
Nicole Collins Bronzan
Communications Director, Freedom to Marry
nicole@freedomtomarry.org
646-375-3044

 

Today the Nevada Assembly passed a resolution to repeal the state’s constitutional ban excluding same-sex couples from marriage, and replace it with a measure guaranteeing the freedom to marry, with a strong bipartisan vote of 27 to 14. That vote, following the State Senate’s approval of the measure in April, puts the Legislature on track to approve it in the next legislative session and send it to voters in 2016.

Marc Solomon, campaign director of Freedom to Marry, release the following statement:

“Lawmakers in Nevada took a huge step today toward undoing a discriminatory amendment that never should have been written into the state constitution and advancing the freedom to marry. We look forward to the day that Nevada couples join those in the 12 other marriage states in being able to make a lifelong commitment to the person they love."

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Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.