04 Nov Nevadans Overwhelmingly Vote YES on “Marriage Regardless of Gender” Amendment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2020
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LAS VEGAS, NV– As votes continue to be counted in Nevada, The Associated Press reports that Nevada overwhelmingly supported the Question 2 ballot amendment with a majority of 61.2% voting YES after 71% of the count was reported.
Question 2 amends the Nevada Constitution to recognize marriage between couples regardless of gender, removing the discriminatory language that defined marriage as solely between a man and woman.
Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Battle Born Progress, released the following statement:
“This election, a majority of Nevadans supported an end to discriminatory language in the Nevada Constitution with the passage of Question 2. We are proud of the work we did to support this resolution in the legislature, and spread the word through social and traditional media to drive support for this initiative. Question 2 will amend the Nevada Constitution to recognize all marriages, regardless of gender. This affirms that love is love in the state of Nevada, and we are open for business as the wedding capital of the world to all couples. Today marks a major victory for equality of LGBTQI+ Nevadans.”
ACLU of Nevada Director of Communications and Outreach Wesley Juhl issued the following statement:
“As we all continue to monitor the slow drip of election results in Nevada and across the country, knowing that we won Question 2 brings me feelings of joy and excitement. I’m so proud of Nevada voters for doing the right thing and making sure same sex-sex couples know they are home in Nevada. It has been a genuine pleasure to work with our campaign colleagues and volunteers and to see how much our state has embraced sex and gender diversity over the last decade.”
Nevada State Director of the Human Rights Campaign, Briana Escamilla, issued the following statement:
“The people have spoken, sending a clear message to the state of Nevada that LGBTQ equality is a priority for voters. Nevada has sent a message that it is a welcoming place for anyone looking to make a life here. This overwhelming majority should be a reminder that LGBTQ equality is not just the right thing to do, it is exactly what Nevadans want. Tonight’s vote sends a clear message to elected leaders across the country that LGBTQ equality is a winning issue millions of voters care about and prioritize at the ballot.”
Executive Direct of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, Laura Martin, issued the following statement:
“For more than 25 years PLAN has been working to promote LGBTQ rights in Nevada, from the passage employment non-discrimination legislation, to today’s victory for Question 2. Thanks to tireless advocates who never gave up hope, it is now clear in our state’s constitution what we always knew to be true, that Nevadans believe in the fundamental civil rights for all people like the freedom to marry.“
Executive Director of Silver State Equality, Andre Wade, issued the following statement:
“Nevada has led the way in the nation on LGBTQ+ protections for decades. Yesterday’s results clearly demonstrated that openly LGBTQ+ Nevadans and our allies continue to win up and down the ballot with a diverse base of support from voters. Nevadans have sent a clear message that they want leaders who fight for our common values.”
Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood, Mar Monte, Daela Gibson, issued the following statement:
“Nevada is made up of diverse people from all walks of life and we are all trying to do the best we can in this world. Having the people we love and lean on by our side for this journey helps make us stronger. Being able to marry whom we choose to marry should be our decision, and Nevadans clearly agree. We are thrilled to see Question 2 pass with so much support. Thank you to the people and organizations that helped champion this change, and thank you to the voters who upheld the independent spirit that is Nevada and voted to make this change.”
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