Nevada Officials Decline to Defend Their Marriage Ban in Pending 9th Circuit Appeal

In a sharp change of course, Nevada’s governor and attorney general announced on February 10 that they would not defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in a case pending before the San Francisco-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The back-story to this development is interesting and a bit complicated:

On January 21, Nevada’s Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto, filed the state’s brief in Sevcik v. Sandoval, a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on … <Read More>