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Lawmaker Seeks To Repeal Nevada Marriage Law

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Nevada marriage certificate. (photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Nevada marriage certificate. (photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A resolution to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution defining marriage as between and man and a woman, paving the way for same sex marriage, has been introduced in the Nevada Senate.

SJR13 was introduced Monday by Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom of Las Vegas.

In 2000 and 2002. Nevada voters approved the “Protection of Marriage Act” defining marriage as between a man and woman. But some recent polls show sentiment in Nevada for same sex marriage has changed, with many voters supporting it.

The resolution introduced Monday would have to be approved by lawmakers this year and again in 2015 before going to voters in 2016 for ratification.

If the provision is repealed, lawmakers could then legalize same sex marriage through statute in 2017.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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