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The Future of Nevada's Marriage Amendment

AIR DATE: March 2, 2011

In 2002, Nevada voters added an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. That seemed like pretty clear language. But last summer, Judge Vaughn Walker ruled last summer that Proposition 8 in California was unconstitutional. If that decision is upheld, it would also invalidate Nevada's marriage amendment. And last week the Department of Justice announced it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act. So is Nevada close to gay marriage? Even if the marriage amendment is unconstitutional, does it mean that marriage has to be available to gay couples?

Jim Davis, attorney, Kunin and Carman
Richard Ziser, former Chair, Nevada Concerned Citizens
Vikram Amar, Prof of Con Law, University of California, Davis

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Your guest pointed out that marriage has been the same of thousands of years so that is a main reason of why it shouldn't be changed. Slavery has been around for thousand of years as well. I believe when the government views marriage, it is actually a business contract between 2 people and denying it to the homosexual population is the same as telling me I could not has a contract with some one that isn't the same race as I am. Marriage between whites and non-whites was illegal at one time too.
stephenFeb 28, 2011 10:29:10 AM
Please ask the panel what happened to the separation of church and state? laws should not be based on their religious believes..
JoseFeb 28, 2011 10:20:56 AM
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