A State Representative from Nevada wants to amend the constitution

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 14: Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (L) shares a moment with Nevada State Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (District 3) (R) as she visits La Flor De Michoacan Ice Cream October 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton continued to campaign in the area one day after the first Democratic presidential debate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The representative considers the step necessary to keep same-sex marriages in Nevada under protection. Nelson Araujo, the assistant Assembly Majority Leader, has proposed the state amend its governing document in order to protect from being challenged in court if the decision of the Supreme Court making same-sex marriages legally recognized on the federal level is rejected.Announcing Joint Resolution Two in January, Mr Araujo said Nevada will issue marriage licenses to people of any gender. On Tuesday, at its first hearing in the Statehouse, the Assemblyman said: “Given the United States Supreme Court decision, it only makes sense that we take a look at Nevada’s Constitution and have it reflect the law of the land.” The opponents of the decision claimed that it might lead to the polygamy. Lawmakers are not surprised about it: “Quite frankly, I just don’t think it pertains to the resolution. For them to continue to try to make that case really just invalidated many of their statements. We were there to talk about the more than 10,000 folks who’ve created that union.”


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