State Laws and Legislation

Nevada Marriage/Relationship Recognition Law

Licenses marriages for same-sex couples? No.

Honors marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions? No.
Nevada law states: “Only a marriage between a male and female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state.”

Any form of statewide relationship recognition for same-sex couples? Yes.
Effective October 1, 2009, Nevada will permit same-sex couples and unmarried different-sex couples to register as domestic partners and receive essentially all the rights and responsibilities provided to spouses under state law.

Citation: NEV. CONST. art I, Sec. 21; Senate Bill 283 (2009).


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Updated: Sun, May 31, 2009 - 11:00:52