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April 22, 2013
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Senate affirms gay marriage

The Nevada Senate, after an hourlong, soul-searching debate about equality, love and marriage, passed a resolution late Monday repealing the state’s heterosexual definition of marriage, the first step in a long process to recognize gay marriage. In emotional comments, senators told of family members who are gay, and of their own conflicts between religion and social justice. For Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas, it was a coming out of sorts when he announced to many, “I’m black. I’m gay.” Senate Joint Resolution 13 would repeal a constitutional provision enacted by voters in 2002. It also declares that Nevada recognizes …

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