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US: Nevada Senate committee approves equal marriage bill

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  1. Why do elected officials do this?

    I realize constitutional issues are complex. How ever approving a bill and passing it to “others” (voters) to approve, whilst being democratic seems to be a cop out for what they were elected to do! It just seems some times geographically in the US to placate voters or complicate the issue instead of addressing it.

    That said I hope Nevada moves ahead and voters approve it.

  2. Positive steps but I, like others are a bit miffed that this is being put out to the electorate. Can they then at the same time ask the voters if they want to make divorce illegal?

    Politicians are elected to put new laws in place. These laws will never please everyone but that is what politicians are there to do.

  3. Sadly the Republican Governor will likely VETO the bill :( very sad. The only way to override a veto is for 2/3rds or more of the state house and seante to approve the bill

  4. Given Nevada’s already cavalier laws regarding marriage (those ‘Vegas weddings’ are an infinitely bigger threat to ‘traditional’ marriage) I would sincerely hope that its lawmakers and citizens see sense.

  5. That There Other David 12 Apr 2013, 11:56am

    Oh yeah!! Meanwhile the French Senate just voted in marriage equality!! Woo-hoo!! Two countries in a week!!


  6. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 12 Apr 2013, 2:25pm

    Progress indeed! What good news this week with progress on gay marriage!!!!

    Keep the momentum happening people!!!

    but since we have a typical Republican Governor good for nothing bigot – NOTHING will change if the bill makes it to his desk and it will just get the good old bigotry of a veto on it!

    Nevada also has hate crime legislation stuck in the House Floor (already passed the Senate Committee, the Senate Floor and also the House Committee) – that will finally include “gender identity or expression” under hate crime laws that are way overdue!

    Nevada already protects people against discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity or expression!!!!!

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