Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nevada over-rides governor's veto of DP/CUs

Nevada lawmakers reject veto of partnership bill
Nevada's Assembly voted Sunday to override Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto and to change state law so that domestic partners, whether gay or straight, have many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples.
It's not marriage but it's a start to get SOMETHING in a state with an anti-marriage amendment. Gibbons previously said that there was no point because DPs were an "interference of government in private matters". This kind of thing shows that it's not about marriage for the conservative side. It's against ANY recognition of gay couples. And for this reason, overturning the veto is a small success for the good guys.

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