Nevada Moves To Overturn Bill Against Domestic Partnerships

June 1, 2009

Nevada (ChattahBox) – In the next tentative step towards gay rights, the Nevada Senate has overridden a bill passed by Gov. Jim Gibbons that would ban rights from any domestic partnership, same or opposite gendered, CNN reports.

The veto was made by a majority of 28-14, which means that, while same-sex marriage is still not legalized in the state of Nevada, the rights of domestic partnerships are.

It is a further example of the way the country’s attitude is changing, albeit slowly, on the issue of gay marriage. It follows after a week of protests over Proposition 8 in California, and the decision by four states to legalize same sex marriage, with a fifth following in September.


One Response to “Nevada Moves To Overturn Bill Against Domestic Partnerships”

  1. John on June 1st, 2009 12:20 pm

    About time they gave us something here in NV! And you should hear the Christians crying about it today.

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