Site not look beautiful? Click here

Politics

The decades-long dispute over gay marriage is spinning close to a conclusion, as court cases question the constitutionality of banning same-sex unions, laying the groundwork for an increasingly inevitable reckoning in the Supreme Court. Nevadans are waiting for a determination on their own state constitutional ban of gay marriage as well, expected either in the form of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Sevcik v. Sandoval or through a statewide ballot measure possible in 2016.

Where the courts are on Nevada's same-sex marriage ban

February 23rd, 2014

The decades-long dispute over gay marriage is spinning close to a conclusion, as court cases question the constitutionality of banning same-sex unions, laying the groundwork for an increasingly inevitable reckoning in the Supreme Court. Nevadans are waiting for a determination on their own state constitutional ban of gay marriage as well, expected either in the form of a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Sevcik v. Sandoval or through a statewide ballot measure possible in 2016.

  • Breaking News

    Sue Wagner, a lifelong Republican and the first woman elected as Nevada lieutenant governor, has left the GOP.

  • Breaking News

    Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler made national television Thursday night as the subject of ridicule on “The Colbert Report.” Stephen Colbert lampooned Wheeler for saying he’d ...

  • As We See It

    When it comes to verbal assaults, Reid is king.

  • NewsPolitics

    Nevada ranks dead last in per capita federal funding for health, education, housing, science and transportation, according to the Brookings Institution. The Sun spoke with ...

  • NewsPolitics

    The envisioned Interstate 11 corridor could make Las Vegas a transportation hub where freight would move to and from other major cities on interstates 15 ...

  • As We See It

    The former senate candidate is considering a run at the lieutenant governorship.

  • Breaking News

    MGM Resorts International announced today it intends to blanket the rooftop of one of its Strip properties with tens of thousands of solar panels. The ...

  • Henderson

    When George Racz moved his “Copper Angels,” a gigantic pair of German-made pot stills, into a warehouse in Henderson in 2011 to start the state’s ...

  • Business

    After a malfunctioning reader board threw its future into question, a bill that would create a legal medical marijuana dispensary system in Nevada passed the ...

  • PoliticsNews

    Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick is no longer proposing to levy an 8 percent tax on things such as movies, gym memberships, greens fees at golf courses, ...

  • As We See It

    The proposed tax has drawn a lot of fire, including a Steve Wynn visit to Carson City.

  • Politics

    Lawmakers killed a bill earlier this year that would’ve made the Blue Weimaraner the state dog, but Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, now has a ...

  • Business

    Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, is expected to take critics head on today at the first public hearing of her proposed entertainment and ...

  • Politics

    Following more than an hour of a riveting, emotional and personal floor debate, the Nevada Senate voted 12-9 to start the process of repealing the ...

  • Weekly Q&A

    State Senator Segerblom is not afraid to tell it like he sees it—even when it comes to good weed.

  • As We See It

    The unfortunate truth is that story of expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, sad as it is, could have been even more tragic.

  • Business

    Two state Senators introduced bills Monday night that would regulate strip clubs and other live adult entertainment venues. Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, wants to ...

  • Breaking News

    Legislators took the first step toward legalizing same-sex marriage in Nevada today. Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, introduced a Senate Joint Resolution that would repeal ...

  • Get More Politics Stories
  • Dining News

    Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.

  • Dining News

    Also, Tom's Urban is joining Shake Shack on the Strip, and the Foodie Fest is going big this month.

  • Joe Downtown

    Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.

  • Joe Downtown

    downtown liquor store operators on Fremont Street are feeling the squeeze. They put up signs telling people not to open containers inside their stores, they ...

  • Las Vegas

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the ...

  • Music

    The ladies represent, extreme PDA and why Future Islands' frontman sounded like Cookie Monster after a bottle of whiskey.

  • Music

    There, I said it. And I’ve got no shame in my blame game.

  • Film

    Superheroes, sequels and a sex tape: Weekly's look at the upcoming season's flicks.

  • Chef Talk

    "The only thing you can tell me to top this is I'm opening on the moon next week. It's really overwhelming."

  • Breaking News

    Police at the Anchorage airport lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training bomb-sniffing dogs. The explosive was attached to a rental ...

  • Music

    Lorde has the pipes to carry her performance, but the singer could use a full band.

  • Music

    Following a Letterman video that went viral, the band made their Vegas debut Wednesday night.

  • Weekly Q&A

    As managing director of Wynn and Encore salons since 2013, Claude Baruk is working on a massive reinvention of the former while transforming hair at ...

  • Music

    MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil are partnering with the organizer for a mammoth, multi-stage event.

  • Fine Art

    Melissa Petersen draws up three-part plan.

  • Dining

    When every 'hood has a French bakery-café like this one, then we’ll know we’ve arrived.

  • Music

    Don't get caught in the proverbial (dust) storm!

  • Breaking News

    Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said ...