The ACLU of Nevada is committed to fighting to ensure that all loving and committed couples in Nevada can marry.
Nevada’s constitution has a discriminatory definition of marriage, limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples and prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages conducted in other states. In 2013, the ACLU of Nevada and a coalition of other organizations fought successfully for SJR 13, to define marriage to include all loving couples. But to become law, this resolution must pass the 2015 legislature and then be voted on by the public in 2016. Additionally, the ACLU of Nevada also filed a friend of the court brief in a federal lawsuit challenging Nevada’s constitutional ban against same-sex marriage.
Nevada does have domestic partnerships that confer similar rights and responsibilities as marriage to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, but domestic partnerships are not legally the same as marriage and are not recognized by the federal government.