Tag Archives: Nevada

More Scandal For Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

The New York Times has uncovered serious ethical violations committed by anti-gay Sen. John “Defender Of Marriage” Ensign. This new information is related to the adultery scandal Ensign confessed to early in the summer. Rachel Maddow lays it all out below.

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Rock Bottom

At a Las Vegas town hall meeting, a woman yells “Heil Hitler!” at an Israeli immigrant speaking about his home country’s national health care. She does this while the man is live on the air with a local television station. This country is lost. UPDATE: The woman’s name is Pamela Pilger. It’s hard to tell, but it seems like she’s …

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Defender Of Marriage GOP Sen. John Ensign Admits To Cheating On His Wife

Presumed 2012 GOP presidential candidate Sen. John “Defender of Marriage” Ensign (R-NV), who has a 100% rating from the Christian Coalition, has admitted to an extramarital affair with a campaign staffer. Oh, and there’s blackmail involved too. The news certainly damages any hope Ensign has of running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 – he had fueled speculation about …

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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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Domestic Partners Bill Advances To Full Nevada Senate Vote

A Nevada state Senate committee has approved a bill granting domestic partners benefits to same-sex couples, sending it on to the full Senate. Senate Bill 283 would allow gay couples the right to enter into domestic partnerships, which would grant the same benefits to partners as married couples. It now will have to clear the Senate floor, where Democrats hold …

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Clinton Takes On ABC Reporter

The web is buzzing about Bill Clinton’s exchange with an ABC reporter when he was asked about voting rules for Nevada’s caucus. Most reports are describing Clinton’s response as “heated” or “testy”. Clinton does give a pointed answer, but he seems to be his usual unflappable self to me.

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