Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

March for Marriage Equality

Join the ACLU of Nevada at Light the Way to Justice. The last week of March, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on two historic marriage equality cases, challenging California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. On Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m., we will march from the Reno City Plaza across from City Hall to the Reno Arch in support of marriage equality.

The State of Marriage

Join us for a screening of excerpts from the new documentary, The State of Marriage. A panel discussion and Q&A will follow the screening, and will feature:

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.”

Marriage Equality Coming to Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV - Today eight same-sex couples will have their day in court at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to explain why marriage rights should extend to every loving couple in Nevada, and throughout the nation.

Know Your Rights: Nevada’s LGBT Community

The ACLU of Nevada's Executive Director, Tod Story, will participate in a panel discussion about the state and federal laws that protect Nevada's LGBT community. Do you know what your rights are?

Diversity Day

Diversity Day is a one-hour staged reenactment of combative public testimony adapted from the Missoula City Council hearing to add anti-discrimination protection for the LGBTQ community, a first in Montana history. Footage of the original April 12, 2010, hearing will screen silently as testimony is read. Author, playwright and filmmaker Gregory Hinton adapted the script from the actual Missoula City Council Journal of Proceedings. A discussion will follow the reading.

Co-sponsored by Out West and the ACLU of Nevada.

Campaign Launches to Win Marriage in Nevada

RENO AND LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Today, in an effort to remove discrimination from Nevada’s Constitution and win the freedom to marry for all couples in the state, ACLU of Nevada, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, the Human Rights Campaign, and Freedom to Marry launched a grassroots public education campaign called Freedom Nevada. The move is in anticipation of an expected 2016 ballot measure on marriage and comes as a high-profile court case on marriage is advancing rapidly through the judicial system.

Clark County Sex Education Advisory Committee is Accepting Applications

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees is accepting applications from people interested in joining its Sex Education Advisory Committee. Southern Nevada students need people on the committee who believe in the importance of comprehensive and medically accurate sex education. 

Applications will be accepted through February 14, 2014. 


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