Nevada Considers Paving Way for Same-Sex Marriages

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Same-sex marriage is up for Nevada lawmakers' review as they consider repealing the state's definition of marriage.

Senate Joint Resolution 13 was discussed Tuesday during the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections meeting.

Democratic Sen. David Parks of Las Vegas is a primary sponsor of the bill and says he wants to create a society where sexuality differences aren't considered important.

Supporters say same sex-marriages in Nevada could raise state revenue.

The resolution repeals a Nevada constitutional provision that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Because it's a constitutional amendment, it must be approved by legislators this year and in 2015 before going to voters in 2016.

Opponents contend that marriage was defined by God and therefore shouldn't be changed.


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