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Nevada lawmakers will let voters decide on same-sex marriage

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 19:00:06-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have agreed to let voters decide next year whether to amend the state Constitution to recognize same-sex marriages, add a voters' bill of rights and overhaul the state board of pardons.

The measures are among a handful of proposed changes to Nevada's Constitution that lawmakers took on during their legislative session this year.

Like most states, it isn't easy to amend Nevada's Constitution. Changes can either come from a citizen-driven ballot initiative, which would need to be approved by voters twice, or from the Legislature. Any proposal from lawmakers to amend the Constitution must be approved by the Legislature two sessions in a row, and then approved by voters on the ballot.