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RobJohnson
05-26-2009, 03:34 PM
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CITY -- As promised, Gov. Jim Gibbons on Monday vetoed the bill that would allow same- and opposite-sex couples to become legal domestic partners with many of the rights and privileges of married couples.

In his veto message, Gibbons said he rejected state Senate Bill 283 because it is contrary to the wishes of Nevada voters who in 2002 approved the Protection of Marriage constitutional amendment. That amendment stipulates a marriage may be between only a man and a woman.

But the governor said his veto should not be taken to mean he believes that "domestic partners are in any way undeserving of rights and protections."

He said that on Saturday he signed a bill to prevent discrimination in public accommodations based on one's sexual orientation.

"I am disappointed, but it wasn't unexpected," said state Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, about the veto.

Parks, the bill's sponsor, who is openly gay, said times have changed since the Protection of Marriage amendment, and some polls show strong public support for domestic partner legislation.

However, a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll conducted May 12-14 found that 50 percent of poll respondents opposed the proposal, with 38 percent favoring it and 12 percent undecided.

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Odysseus
05-26-2009, 05:19 PM
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CITY -- As promised, Gov. Jim Gibbons on Monday vetoed the bill that would allow same- and opposite-sex couples to become legal domestic partners with many of the rights and privileges of married couples.
In his veto message, Gibbons said he rejected state Senate Bill 283 because it is contrary to the wishes of Nevada voters who in 2002 approved the Protection of Marriage constitutional amendment. That amendment stipulates a marriage may be between only a man and a woman.
But the governor said his veto should not be taken to mean he believes that "domestic partners are in any way undeserving of rights and protections."
He said that on Saturday he signed a bill to prevent discrimination in public accommodations based on one's sexual orientation.
"I am disappointed, but it wasn't unexpected," said state Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, about the veto.
Parks, the bill's sponsor, who is openly gay, said times have changed since the Protection of Marriage amendment, and some polls show strong public support for domestic partner legislation.
However, a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll conducted May 12-14 found that 50 percent of poll respondents opposed the proposal, with 38 percent favoring it and 12 percent undecided.
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And now we have another gay marriage thread. Will this never end?

Rockntractor
05-26-2009, 05:26 PM
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FlaGator
05-26-2009, 05:39 PM
the same sexers are 1 for 3 to day with 18,000 left on base.

Japandroid
05-26-2009, 06:04 PM
The last hurrah.

Rockntractor
05-26-2009, 06:13 PM
That will be enough of that.
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RobJohnson
05-27-2009, 12:47 AM
And now we have another gay marriage thread. Will this never end?

I felt it was a victory for Conservative taxpayers. This bill also applied to same sex couples.


vetoed the bill that would allow same- and opposite-sex couples to become legal domestic partners with many of the rights and privileges of married couples.

hazlnut
05-27-2009, 12:52 AM
And now we have another gay marriage thread. Will this never end?

You CU regulars seem to have a one track mind.:rolleyes:;)

Rockntractor
05-27-2009, 02:38 AM
You CU regulars seem to have a one track mind.:rolleyes:;)

I think he is saying the subject is getting a little wore out. Everythings been said that can be said on both sides. I stated my beliefs on the subject a while back. That is why I only joke about the subject now.

Lars1701a
05-27-2009, 07:04 AM
You CU regulars seem to have a one track mind.:rolleyes:;)

Dont worry hazl you and your lifemate can always move to MA.