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Nevada Has Domestic Partnerships!

UPDATE:  Note that the DPs are not “full-fledged” because the bill was amended to state that no government or business will be required to provide health care coverage for partners.  Although, they may if they wish to. Thx Karen.


Well that was quick!  Just a few hours after the Nevada Senate overrode Governor Gibbon’s veto of the domestic partnership bill, the Assembly followed suit.  Nevada now has ALMOST full-fledged domestic partnerships!  Both chambers were able to wrangle the exact number of votes needed for the veto override, 14-7 in the Senate and 28-14 in the Assembly.  

The DP law takes effect on October 1, 2009.

Nevada is the 17th 13th or 14th (depending how you slice it) state to recognize the relationships of same-sex couples.  According to The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, Assembly members voting for override include: Marilyn Kirkpatrick; Peggy Pierce; Marilyn Dondero Loop; Harvey Munford;  Morse Arberry; Barbara Buckley; Tick Segerblom; Joseph Hogan; Ruben Kihuen; James Ohrenschall;  Ellen Koivisto; Kathy McClain;  John Oceguera; Kelvin Atkinson;  Mark Manendo; Jerry Claborn; Ellen Spiegel; David Bobzien; Sheila Leslie; April Mastroluca; Debbie Smith; Bernie Anderson; William Horne; Ed Goedhart; Marcus Conklin; Bonnie Parnell; Paul Aizley and Harry Mortenson.

Senators voting yesterday for the override included: Steven A. Horsford; David R. Parks; Mike McGinness; Dennis Nolan; Bob Coffin; Maggie Carlton; Michael A. Schneider; Valerie Wiener; Dean A. Rhoads; Shirley A. Breeden; Bernice Mathews; Joyce Woodhouse; Allison Copening; and Randolph J. Townsend.

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Nevada Has Domestic Partnerships!

UPDATE:  Note that the DPs are not “full-fledged” because the bill was amended to state that no government or business will be required to provide health care coverage for partners.  Although, they may if they wish to. Thx Karen.


Well that was quick!  Just a few hours after the Nevada Senate overrode Governor Gibbon’s veto of the domestic partnership bill, the Assembly followed suit.  Nevada now has ALMOST full-fledged domestic partnerships!  Both chambers were able to wrangle the exact number of votes needed for the veto override, 14-7 in the Senate and 28-14 in the Assembly.  

The DP law takes effect on October 1, 2009.

Nevada is the 17th 13th or 14th (depending how you slice it) state to recognize the relationships of same-sex couples.   (more…)

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