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05/31/2009

Governor acted like Joker; equality dealers seek trump card

by Jeremy Hooper

In Vegas, one can find his or her self down and out one minute, then fully redeemed in the next toss of a die. So too the Nevada gay rights debate.

200905311649Last week we told you that NV governor Jim Gibbons chose to veto the state's recently approved domestic partnership bill. But now the gamble of a legislative override has begun to pay out:

After an emotional debate that brought tears to the eyes of some lawmakers, state senators voted 14-7 Saturday evening to override Gov. Jim Gibbons' veto of the domestic partnership bill.
Senate rejects domestic partnership veto [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Now the measure heads to the Assembly, where the chance of the needed vote threshold is tougher, but not impossible. Our best bet is for you to contact any Nevadans you may know and have them reach out to their Assembly member! Urge them to vote to override the Governor and support this step towards fairness. In northern Nevada: 775-684-6800; southern NV: 702-486-2626 sit back and enjoy the rights (see below update).

**UPDATE, 6/1: SUCCESS!!

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Your thoughts

Maybe I'll be able to celebrate my 21st birthday in Vegas after all.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | May 31, 2009 7:18:24 PM

As hard hit as Vegas Casinos (and Tahoe and Reno and all of the others) are with this economy, you would think that all of them would be putting their own (special brand of) pressure on the legislature (and governor for that matter) to open up an entirely new (and lucrative) destination wedding market for them.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 31, 2009 9:17:41 PM

OVERRULED!!! It goes into effect October 1st.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Jun 1, 2009 2:08:04 AM

I'm proud of the Governor for holding his ground by vetoing this perverted bill for perverted people!

Posted by: Wayne | Jun 1, 2009 5:44:07 AM

Well Wayne, then you're gonna hate this:

http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2009/06/sorry-governor-but-well-be-taking-our-rights-now.html

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jun 1, 2009 7:00:52 AM

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