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Senator Atkinson supports the freedom to marry!
March 6, 2014 — Recently, Governor Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Mastro announced they will no longer defend Nevada's marriage ban, and Nevada lawmakers are speaking out to affirm their decision to stand on the right side of history.
Local leaders applaud governor and attorney general for no longer defending Nevada’s marriage ban
March 5, 2014 — Conservative voices and businesses leaders from across Nevada have issued a letter to Governor Sandoval and Attorney General Cortez-Masto, applauding their decision to not defend Nevada's marriage ban. Currently, Nevada's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples leaves many families at risk in our state, and the governor and attorney general's choice to now longer support this restriction is a huge step in our fight for equality.
Federal Judge ruled state marriage ban in Texas is unconstitutional
February 26, 2014 — Today a federal judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s bans on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional, as it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.