US Supreme Court Asked to Rule on NV Same-Sex Law

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A group that opposes gay marriage is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a challenge to Nevada's ban on same sex unions.

The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage said the case crystalizes the fundamental question of whether the legal definition of marriage should be changed from a man and a woman to the union of any two people.

The coalition filed documents asking the Supreme Court to take the case before it can be considered by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

The Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund vowed last week to appeal to the 9th Circuit a federal judge's ruling in Reno that Nevada has a "legitimate state interest" in prohibiting the recognition of same-sex couples.

The coalition, based in Boise, Idaho, opposes gay marriage.


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