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'Righting a wrong': Nevada 1st to protect same-sex marriage

Election 2020 Same Sex Marriage Nevada
Posted at 12:45 PM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 15:45:06-05

CARSON CITY (KTNV) — Las Vegas has long been known as the self-proclaimed "wedding capital of the world," but for years legal marriages were barred for same-sex couples.

Now, Nevada is the first state in the country to officially protect same-sex marriage in its Constitution.

Reno businesswoman Karen Vibe says the November vote eases the anxiety that she and other LGBTQ people are feeling about the new conservative makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court.

A 2015 decision by the court guaranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide.

But about 30 states still have bans on the books. Virginia lawmakers repealed theirs this year, but similar efforts have failed in Indiana and Florida.