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May 23, 2013
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Nevada voters will decide gay-marriage, mining-tax issues

Nevada voters will decide in November 2014 whether to eliminate the mining industry’s protection against higher taxes. Lawmakers on Thursday approved sending Senate Joint Resolution 13 to the ballot. They also approved moving SJR 15, which would eliminate the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, to the 2015 Legislature. If it’s approved again, voters will decide the issue in November 2016. The most emotional debate was focused on removing the 2002 voter-approved ban on recognizing gay marriage. Elliott Anderson, D-Las Vegas, a Marine Corps veteran, said everyone should have the same freedom he enjoys as a straight man. “If an adult …

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