Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Rights

Pre-Registration for Domestic Partnerships Begins August 24

The Secretary of State’s Office recently announced that couples wishing to register as domestic partners may pre-file their declaration starting August 24. The domestic partnership law will go into effect on October 1. Couples who pre-register will receive their domestic partnership certificate on October 1.

Celebrate Domestic Partnerships in Nevada!

This Thursday, June 25, the ACLU of Nevada is joining the Nevada LGBT community, friends, and supporters in celebrating the passage of Nevada's Domestic Partnership Law, SB 283.

The gala celebration hosted by Harrah's Entertainment and planned by the ACLU of Nevada, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, the Human Rights Campaign, and PLAN, will take place at the Rio Hotel & Casino ballroom, June 25, from 5:30PM to 8:00PM. It will be a chance for everyone in our community to gather and recognize this important moment in our state's history.

ACLU of Nevada Applauds Passage of Domestic Partnership Law

The ACLU of Nevada commends the Nevada Legislature for passage of a Domestic Partnership law, a major step forward toward equal rights for all Nevadans.  This achievement comes after months of intensive lobbying and outreach by the ACLU of Nevada staff, in cooperation with a coalition of partner organizations committed to fairness and individual freedom.  We are proud of the leading role we played, and grateful to everyone who contributed their time, energy, and passion. 

Free Speech, for Better or Worse

Free speech unplugged, unfettered. With a handheld camera, Anthony Romero, director of the ACLU, documented the debate for and against same-sex marriage. While legal arguments were made inside the California Supreme Court, the crowd gathered outside made their public opinion arguments known. It's a true First Amendment moment, where all points of view are defended by the ACLU.

ACLU to Participate in Equality Days at Legislature, April 21 & 22

The ACLU of Nevada, in partnership with Stand OUT for Equality and other Nevada organizations committed to LGBT rights, is participating in an exciting event designed to engage citizens in the process of lobbying for equality for all Nevadans.

ACLU of Nevada Hosts MILK Screening Party

Las Vegas ACLU staff, supporters, and friends turned out on Tuesday, November 25 for an advance screening of MILK. The new film, starring Sean Penn, chronicles the life and times of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay public official in the United States. It provides insight into the early days of the gay rights movement in San Francisco and elsewhere – an especially timely topic given current national discussions about marriage equality. The tickets were offered to the ACLU of Nevada in recognition of its history of advocacy on behalf of the LGBT community.

ACLU of Nevada Partners with Human Rights Campaign for “Camp Equality”

The ACLU of Nevada is joining with other local groups committed to LGBT rights to co- sponsor the Human Rights Campaign’s Camp Equality, June 28-29 in Las Vegas. The weekend-long program offers lectures, discussion, and training for individuals interested in community organizing and campaign work. The event, in its inaugural year, has been staged successfully in Florida and Arizona, with local ACLU affiliates present at both.


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