Supreme Court overturn its previous ruling. Assembly Joint Resolution 2 passed after it was amended to include an exemption stipulating religious organizations and clergy could not be forced to solemnize gay marriages. The resolution would have to be approved by the Legislature again in before it is sent to voters for ratification in
Nevada has become the fourth state to prohibit the use of so-called gay and trans panic defenses, following California, Rhode Island and Illinois. The bill was proposed by the Nevada Youth Legislature, a state program that gives high school students an opportunity to present bills to the Nevada Legislature. Former Nevada state Sen.
When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever. While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue.
Nevada has become the fourth US State to ban the so-called gay and transgender 'panic defence', following the lead of California, Illinois and Rhode Island. Briana Escamilla, the Nevada state director for the Human Rights Campaign, stated that it was "long past time" for the law to change. Referred to as Senate Bill 97, the bill was first proposed by the Nevada Youth Legislature, which provides local high school students the chance to develop and propose legislation. A law banning similar 'gay panic' defence was only introduced in Queensland back in
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Same-sex marriage has been legal since October 8,due to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Sevcik v. Same-sex couples are also allowed to legally adopt, and Nevada law prohibits unfair discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories, in employment, housing and public accommodations. In addition, conversion therapy on minors is outlawed in the state, as well as the gay panic defense.