The Clark County, Nevada Republican Party has voted to remove language from its platform defining marriage as “between a man and a woman.”

The change was overwhelmingly approved Saturday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Another change is the addition of “sexual orientation” to a nondiscrimination clause.

“We're supposed to be a party that believes in the right to make personal decisions,” Nick Phillips, the party's political director told the paper.

Phillips said that some opponents of the change feared “churches will get sued if they don't marry gays.”

“That's where most of the anti-gay marriage sentiment was coming from,” he said.

Last month, Nevada officials announced they would not defend the state's marriage ban in a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality, a move which greatly increases the odds that an appeals court will strike down the ban.