Nevada Legalizes Domestic Partnerships
These aren’t full marriage rights, but they’re much closer and a strong rebuke of the Governor’s veto.
Nevada is legalizing domestic partnerships, with the state Assembly voting Sunday evening to override a veto by the governor, officials said.
The Assembly voted 28-14 to override Gov. Jim Gibbons’ veto of a domestic partner bill, said Kathy Alden of the chief clerk’s office.
With the vote, Nevada will extend most of the rights given to married couples to couples in domestic partnerships, including those of the same sex. The bill will take effect on October 1.
The Nevada Senate overrode the the governor’s veto 14-7 on Saturday.
So that makes 4 states (Connecticut, Iowa, Maine and Massachusetts) where gay couples either have the right to marry and 1 state where they have very similar rights.
After that, Vermont is set to legalize gay marriage soon, and New York and New Jersey are said to have similar legislation in the pipeline. And I’m betting that California will get something on the ballot and overturn the shame that is Prop 8.
Which states are up after that? Oregon? Washington? Maine?
note: Title fixed. Oops. 🙁