Sunday,  August 9, 2020  4:37 pm

Las Vegas says 'I Do' to same-sex marriage

Las Vegas says 'I Do' to same-sex marriage

Las Vegas is welcoming LGBT couples looking to tie the knot, following the overturning of Nevada’s same-sex marriage ban earlier this week and the correction of a Supreme Court error delaying ceremonies.

On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Nevada. Nevada became part of the 32 states to legalize gay marriage. Nevada is one of the 32 states to legalize gay marriage.  Clark County began accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., one day after a federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Nevada. That same day, however, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made an accidental order blocking same-sex marriage in the state and temporarily halted any ceremonies from proceeding - a mistake which was fixed hours later, according to a report by The Associated Press.

This past April, the destination released a "What Happens Here, Stays Here" television commercial specifically geared toward the LGBT community dubbed ‘The Check In,’ which aired on various well-known television networks.