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Nevada’s Governor to Veto Domestic Partnerships

Timothy Kincaid

April 15th, 2009

Nevada’s Senate is now considering a bill to create a Domestic Partnership registry (pdf) which would provide domestic partners with “the same rights, protections, benefits, responsibilities, obligations and duties as do parties to any other civil contract created pursuant to title 11 of NRS” (marriage law).

But even should this bill pass, Gov. Jim Gibbons has said he will veto the bill:

Responding to reporters’ questions, the Republican governor said Tuesday that he will veto SB283, the domestic partner measure now under consideration in the state Senate, if it reaches his desk because “I just don’t believe in it.”

One interesting thing about Nevada is the power held by just one industry. Financed almost entirely by casinos, the State of Nevada collects neither income tax nor sales tax. And what is good for the Vegas Strip is good for Nevada.

Should the rest of the Strip decide to join Paris Las Vegas and seek to market to gay travelors, Jim Gibbons may well see a miracle that cures his disbelief.

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David C.
April 15th, 2009 | LINK

…Gibbons may well see a miracle that cures his disbelief.

Or “cures” his holding of the Governor’s office. Either would probably do.

Christopher™
April 15th, 2009 | LINK

Of course he doesn’t “believe in it.” He’s divorced, and has been accused of sexual assault as well as cheating on his wife with multiple women.

And *these* are the people who have the nerve to judge our relationships?

Eddie89
April 15th, 2009 | LINK

Also known as “heterosexual privilege”.

It doesn’t matter if he’s wrong or right. He’s heterosexual and in his mind, that’s all the should matter.

jim
April 16th, 2009 | LINK

Because Las Vegas is the central pillar of the sanctity of marriage, and he should keep it that way.
I’m so sure.

Johnson
April 16th, 2009 | LINK

Timothy, would it be a surprise to learn this man is a Mormon, or that he is embroiled in a tawdry 2nd Divorce, involving extra-marital sex with former Playboy Playmate Leslie Durant, “and has had similar relationships with other women during the marriage” according to 2nd wife Dawn, who filed for divorce from the good Governor. Wiki Him.

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