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Nevada Issued 255 Gay Marriage Licenses In First Week

About 255 same-sex couples sought marriage licenses in Nevada in the first week after gay marriages were ruled legal.  They accounted for nearly 11 percent of the 2,344 couples across the state who received marriage licenses in the seven days after courts ended the state's gay marriage ban. The figures are based on polling by  of each county clerk by the Associated Press.

Industry watchers say the impact to Nevada will take time to develop.  A June study from the Williams Institute at UCLA said the state could expect to see anywhere from 980 to 2,285 Nevada same-sex couples marry in the first year it was legal. The study's authors said the weddings could bring $14.4 million to $33.5 million in spending in that time.
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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.