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The Attorney General of Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto (D), filed a 55-page brief with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week in which she urged that the state's ban on marriage equality--part of Nevada's constitution--be upheld. In this document, she expressed an interest "to protect and perpetuate traditional marriage," and proceeded to define "what marriage is not."
The Ninth Circuit Court will hear marriage equality cases from Nevada and Hawaii after district courts in those states declared that the bans on marriage equality were constitutional. A multitude of public figures, including Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, submitted legal briefs to the court in support of marriage equality.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) are partnering together to launch the "Protect Yourself at All Times" campaign in response to the high rates of HIV-infection among those under 30.
During debates over a proposed marriage equality amendment in the Nevada Senate, Senator Kelvin Atkinson came out as gay. The amendment could be up for a vote by Nevada residents in 2016.
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