A majority of Nevada voters say they
support an effort to repeal the state's ban on gay marriage.
According to a survey of 500 likely
voters in Nevada conducted by Moore Information, a Republican-leaning
opinion firm, and paid for by the Retail Association of Nevada (RAN),
57 percent favor removing the Protection of Marriage provision
approved in 2002 from the state constitution, while 36 percent remain
Pollsters conducted the survey
September 27-29 using landline and cell phone interviews and
Lawmakers earlier this year approved a
constitutional amendment which seeks to remove the marriage ban from
the Nevada constitution and allow gay couples to marry in the state.
The amendment must return to the Legislature for a second round of
votes after the next election, making 2016 the earliest it could
Nevada currently recognizes gay and
lesbian couples with domestic partnerships. As of April 1, 4,157
couples have entered the union, though some are of the opposite sex.