Laxalt’s Misguided Lawsuit A Step Backwards

Yesterday, Attorney General Laxalt announced that he will be joining the lawsuit against President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. The President chose Nevada to make his historic announcement, and we should be embracing immigrant families and expanding our economy.

ACLUNV Announces New Legal Director

Amy Rose to lead Legal Department

January 8, 2015

Las Vegas, NV – Today, the ACLU of Nevada announces the hiring of Amy Rose, who will serve as Legal Director. She will oversee legal strategy for the affiliate and lead any litigation the ACLU of Nevada undertakes by working with cooperating law firms and attorneys.

Stepping Out of the Shadows

My mother, Estela, and I arrived in the United States in 1988. I was two years old as she carried me in her arms across the Mexico-U.S. border. I was too young to understand what was happening, but my mom has told me many times why we left.

Nevadans Free to Marry

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LAS VEGAS, NV – With the injunction issued by the United States District Court, District of Nevada, all Nevadans are now free to marry. After years of being denied their equal rights, LGBT Nevadans can now legally marry the person they love. In its decision on Tuesday, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that Nevada’s marriage laws and definition were discriminatory and violated the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause because they “deny lesbians and gays who wish to marry persons of the same sex a right they afford to individuals who wish to marry persons of the opposite sex.” With the injunction now issued by the United States District Court, District of Nevada, LGBT Nevadans should not hesitate to apply for their marriage certificates at their local county clerk’s office.

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of the Freedom to Marry in Nevada


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in favor of marriage equality and struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho. The court held that the laws violated the Equal Protection Clause.

“With today’s Ninth Circuit ruling overturning Nevada’s discriminatory definition of marriage, every loving couple in Nevada must now have their marriage recognized by law,” said Tod Story, Executive Director for the ACLU of Nevada. “Today we celebrate the court’s recognition that love is not limited by tradition, definition, or gender, and that every person and couple is equal under the law. We are thrilled that love has won out again.”