Nevada Repeals Marriage Amendment to State’s Constitution
Nov 10, 2020
In the November election, Nevada become the first state to formally repeal a constitutional amendment that voters had adopted 18 years earlier by which marriage was defined marriage as between a man and a woman. The amendment was repealed with 62 percent of the vote. Voters were led to believe that the repeals was a mere “formality” because the United States Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obrergefell v. Hodges required states to license marriages. Of course, that is false, because the nature of the judicial powers is such that it cannot compel any state or state legislative body to enact any particular law. Such would be a clear violation of the separation of powers.
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