London, England (The Independent) — Nevada becomes first state to remove same-sex marriage ban from its constitution.
State residents voted in favour of Question 2, which would remove an inactive same-sex marriage ban
During Tuesday’s election, state residents voted in favour of Question 2, which would remove an inactive same-sex marriage ban from the state constitution. The ban came from a 2002 amendment that defined marriage as between one man and one woman.
“Marriage would be defined as between couples, regardless of gender, though religious organisations and clergypersons would have the right to refuse to solemnise a marriage,” read Question 2.
Although the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling for Obergefell v. Hodges brought same-sex marriage to every state across the US, the decision remains at risk with a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court following the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.