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Video invites same-sex couples to get married in Las Vegas

Posted at 10:34 AM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 21:26:50-04

Las Vegas has long been a destination for weddings. And in recent years, it's become a destination for same-sex couples to get married.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently released a new video encouraging same-sex couples to get married in Las Vegas.

"Oh that's good," said Ron DeCar of Viva Las Vegas wedding chapels. "It's a great video. Very good."

Viva Las Vegas has been performing commitment ceremonies for same-sex couples since it opened in 1999. Now that same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide for nearly two years, the chapel has seen an almost 40 percent increase in same-sex weddings.

"I think it shows Vegas in a great light," DeCar said. "It shows that we're not discriminating, that you are welcome here."

To date, Clark County has issued more than 11,000 same-sex marriage licenses.