CNA Staff, Nov 4, 2020 / 10:55 am
Voters in Nevada on Tuesday repealed a 2002 measure that defined marriage in the state constitution as a union of one man and one woman.
The Associated Press reported that 61.2% of voters voted to strike the constitutional provision, with 75% of votes reported.
The measure will require the State of Nevada and its political subdivisions to recognize marriages and issue licenses to “couples, regardless of gender.”
The state already follows the definition of marriage mandated by the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges. By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court required that all states allow same-sex unions legally recognized as marriages.