This year’s landmark decision to repeal Nevada’s ban on gay marriage sent hundreds of same-sex couples marching down the aisle. Nobody was more thrilled to lead the way than Kelvin Atkinson.
Las Vegas Pride was already planning its National Coming Out Day Festival when the news hit that same-sex marriage was officially legal in Nevada. Pride officials hadn’t intended their celebration to double as a wedding reception, but when you’ve got a space full of banquet chairs and catering waiters and a herd of eager brides and grooms, why not?
Nevada recently has taken some important steps toward civilization in the legislature. The State Senate voted 12-9 to support letting voters decide whether to repeal the Nevada Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Assembly voted 26-15 to improve the state’s sex education offerings.