Gordon Law Offices Articles Gay Marriage Gaining Approval Here and Abroad

Gay Marriage Gaining Approval Here and Abroad

By Gordon Law Offices  Jul. 26, 2013 9:55a

The New York Times reported earlier this month that the California Supreme Court denied a request by backers of Proposition 8, which is a proposition that bans gay marriages in the state. The Prop 8 backers had asked for an emergency order to keep the proposition enforced while they continued their legal campaign to perpetuate the ban. The Court, however, refused to order an immediate stop to the issuance of marriage licenses in the state to gay and lesbian couples.

In England, a gay marriage law was approved by Parliament this month. The law would apply to England and Wales. It was supported by England's Prime Minister and was approved by the lower house after changes were made to it. After clearing Parliament, the law was sent to Queen Elizabeth II who gave it her stamp of approval as well.

Currently, same-sex marriage is not legal in the state of Nevada though the state does provide domestic partnerships to gay and lesbian couples. In Nevada, a domestic partnership is defined as a civil contract between the two people which grants them the same rights, protections, benefits, responsibilities, obligations, and duties as those involved in any other civil contract. Those who wish to establish a domestic partnership are required to file a notarized application with the state and pay the required fee.

Divorce and Family Law Firm Serving Las Vegas, Nevada

As laws concerning marriage and other family issues change, those who face these issues will need to have the latest information that may affect their situation. For anyone facing divorce or family law matters such as child custody, child support, adoption, domestic violence, the enforcement of court orders, paternity, guardianship, legal separation, and more, it is best to get the information and assistance needed from an established and reputable family law firm.

Gordon Law Offices provides competent and experienced legal assistance and representation to clients in and around Las Vegas. The legal team, comprised of a father and son, has more than 50 years of combined experience in this field. They have successfully handled all types of divorce, from the simplest to the most complex as well as all other family law issues. They offer divorce mediation and other collaborative methods to help you navigate the process in the most user-friendly way. To find out more about your situation from a legal standpoint, contact the firm to arrange for a free, initial case consultation. Get the information you need to make smart choices about your family law issue today.

Other Recent Articles

Grandparents’ Rights in Nevada

Grandparents’ rights in family law revolve around the issues of visitation rights and even custody for petitioning grandparents.
More Articles »

Legal Separation in Nevada

In some cases, married couples may choose to legally separate as opposed to getting a divorce.
More Articles »

Enforcement of Nevada Divorce and Family Law Court Orders

Once a divorce has been finalized in Nevada, the divorce agreement becomes an official court order.
More Articles »
(702) 529-1947
704 S 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM
Contact our office by email or phone instantly by clicking the options below: