Nev. Gov. Blasts Appeal Of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 6:37 PM EST) -- Nevada  Gov. Brian Sandoval stood by the state’s same-sex marriage ban in a brief the state attorney general filed Tuesday in the Ninth Circuit, contending that the law serves a practical purpose to preserve traditional marriage and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

The brief, which was filed in response to an appeal of the district court’s ruling that banning same-sex marriage is constitutional, contends that several requirements for a lawful marriage — including age, current marital status, gender and consent — predate...
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