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Nevada voters to consider repealing same-sex marriage ban

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 00:56:18-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada will vote this November on whether to repeal a same-sex marriage ban from the state’s constitution, the first statewide vote on such a ban in the five years since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the marriages nationwide.

Civil and human rights groups said Wednesday that though they believe public sentiment has greatly shifted on the issue since the court ruling in 2015 and Nevada’s constitutional ban was passed in 2002, they are launching a public campaign to urge support for passing the repeal.

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Though the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage, 30 states still have the bans in their constitutions.