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Nevada ACLU Weighs In On Gay Marriage

"Friend Of Court" Brief Challenges Nevada Ban

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The ACLU of Nevada has filed a friend of the court brief challenging Nevada’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The brief filed with the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco argues that marriage isn’t a right to be reserved only for select citizens.

The ACLU brief is part of an appeal brought by the gay rights advocacy group Lambda Legal challenging a ruling last year by U.S. District Judge Robert Jones.

Jones upheld Nevada’s ban on gay marriage that was approved by voters in 2002, saying Nevada has a “legitimate state interest” in maintaining the traditional institution of marriage.

 

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