Nevada AG seeks to withdraw gay marriage brief

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Updated: 2/10 6:44 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada is withdrawing its support of the state's gay marriage ban.

Attorney General Catherine Corte Masto filed a motion Monday to withdraw the state's legal arguments in a case pending before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval says he agrees with the move, saying it's clear the state's arguments are no longer defensible in court.

The decision means Nevada will not argue to uphold the constitutional prohibition against same-sex marriage that was passed by voters in 2002.

Eight same sex couple sued the state, arguing the law is unconstitutional.

Nevada lawmakers last year took the first step toward repealing that law. If legislators approve Senate Joint Resolution 13 again next year, it would go to voters on the 2016 ballot.

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rogerebrown - 2/11/2014 8:34 AM
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I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL THIS CIVIL MARRIAGE STUFF. WHAT HAPPENED TO SEPARATION OF STATE AND RELIGION

teedofftaxpayr - 2/10/2014 6:53 PM
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Religion should have no bearing on marriages. If Churches only want to perform marriages to those who are male and female, that's their choice. But they should have no say over civil marriages. Civil marriages has nothing to do with religion and there are many people married every day, not religious. Same as there are many people getting married everyday that not going to have children. Which brings up the point that marriage is not about having children, it's about a commitment of two people to share their lives together as one.

wilson - 2/10/2014 4:54 PM
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Just wait a while and some one will want to marry a sheep or a donkey. Beastie Marriage!!!
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