Tag Archives: Jim Gibbons

Domestic Partnerships For Nevada

One day after the Nevada Senate overrode Gov. Jim Gibbons’ veto of their domestic partners bill, the state Assembly did the same. The deadline to pass the legislation was today, Monday June 1st, and both chambers of the state legislature worked through the weekend to achieve this major win for LGBT Nevadans. In what supporters are calling a historic moment, ...

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Nevada Senate Overrides Gov. Gibbons’ Veto Of Domestic Partners Bill

Yesterday the Nevada Senate overrode Gov. Jim Gibbons’ veto of their domestic partners bill by a 14-7 vote, exactly the number needed for the required two-thirds majority. The bill originally passed 12-9, but two Republicans changed their vote with one citing lobbying from the casino industry as his reason. Go Jan Jones! The bill now goes back to the Assembly ...

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Friendly Voices – Harrah’s Jan Jones

“Most of us in Nevada absolutely support gay and lesbian rights. This is a big fight. We’re not ready to give up. We want to override the veto. We’re not walking away from you; don’t walk away from us.” – Senior vice president of Harrah’s Entertainment Jan Jones, telling the Advocate that her company continues to stand behind the LGBT ...

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Nevada Gov Vetoes Domestic Partners Bill

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has vetoed his legislature’s domestic partners bill, saying it conflicts with the state’s 2002 constitutional amendment that only relationships between men and women would be recognized. Gibbons says that gay couples should resort to legal contracts between themselves if they want to protect their assets and ensure medical decision-making rights. It’s unknown if the legislature will ...

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Harrah’s Comes Out For Nevada’s Gays

The Harrah’s chain of Las Vegas casinos and hotels has written a letter to Nevada’s legislature warning about a potential loss in gay tourism if Gov. Gibbons vetoes that state’s pending domestic partners bill. In a letter to lawmakers, Harrah’s Senior Vice President Jan Jones said that Nevada must compete with other destinations for the growing gay and lesbian business ...

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Nevada Legislature Approves Domestic Partners Bill, Gov Promises To Veto

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has promised to veto the domestic partners bill passed by that state’s legislature on Tuesday. Senate Bill 283, sponsored by state Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, would allow domestic partners, including same-sex partners, equal rights with married couples on issues such as estate planning, medical decisions, community property and children if they enter into a civil ...

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