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Nevada Domestic Partnership Bill

Timothy Kincaid

March 17th, 2009

In a move that seems to have received no pre-publicity or hype, a bill has been introduced into the Nevada Senate to provide for Domestic Partnerships.

Senate Bill 283, sponsored by Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, calls for a new type of civil contract for domestic partnerships, under which domestic partners would have the same rights, protections and benefits as spouses, former spouses, widows or widowers.

Although Democrats hold an overwhelming majority of both houses of legislature, I’m not much confident of this bill going anywhere. Nonetheless, I commend Parks for his efforts.

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Ken R
March 17th, 2009 | LINK

I doubt the bill will pass either Timothy. The Mormons were instrumental in making sure that gay marriage was banned here in Nevada several years ago.

Johnson
March 17th, 2009 | LINK

It will be interesting to see how they approach this one. They are, after all, not opposed to these things for their gay brothers and sisters, are they???

scotth
March 17th, 2009 | LINK

the smartest thing the (washington) democrats can do is legalize gay marriage. that way there won’t be any propositions that get republicans to the polls hopefully putting the last nail in their coffin!

KZ
March 17th, 2009 | LINK

I am not holding my breath. Giving same sex couples the most basic rights seems to be such a drastic step in Nevada.

Rebecca
April 3rd, 2009 | LINK

I am hopeful on this, but not feeling secure yet. The public is coming out in support of this one this time. The opinions on the nv.gov site are running about 4 to 1 in favor of it. And the emails and personal letters are only slightly less in favor.
I think hard copy letters are the best way to go if you can’t make an appointment with your Senator or Assemblyman. Don’t forget Nevadan’s we can make an appointment to make our case with our legislatures. It isn’t so scary, or better yet get a group together, we elected them after all.
I think after prop H8 a lot of people rethought their positions.

Ben
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

I never thought I would see the day that I would have to leave Nevada and move go California to get away from gay marriage.

Timothy Kincaid
June 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Sorry, Ben, but that won’t help you.

California also has domestic partnership recognition with everything but the name. And when voters overturn Prop 8 then same-sex couples will have the name as well.

I’d recommend that you move to Utah.

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