Associated Press
December 3, 2012

A federal court challenge to Nevada's anti-gay ban on marriage equality has been turned back in U.S. District Court, but advocates vowed Friday to fight on with an argument that a pair of state laws regarding marriage for lesbian and gay couples unconstitutionally make those couples "second-class citizens." Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund attorney Tara Borelli noted that a Thursday ruling by U.S. District Chief Judge Robert Jones came a day before the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to take up the marriage equality question, and just weeks after voters approved marriage equality in three states and defeated a ban in a fourth.