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Gay Marriage Back On in Nevada

A federal appeals court has again declared that same-sex couples can get married in Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that its ruling striking down Nevada's gay marriage ban is "in full force and effect." The appeals court ordered a trial court judge in Las Vegas to adopt its ruling as soon as possible.

Officials in Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County said they would begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples one hour after the trial judge acts. It was unclear, however, when that might happen.  The Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, which was fighting to keep Nevada's same-sex marriage ban withdrew its request for a stay of the ban this morning, a day after submitting it.
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Jay Bartos joined Nevada Public Radio in 1993 to develop and manage the state’s first radio reading service for people unable to use standard printed material due to blindness or another disability. After the reading service was discontinued in 2011, he became the afternoon host on KNPR for ten years. Jay can now be heard on air on News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV throughout the week.