Domestic partnership certificates issued in Nevada

Same-sex couples in Nevada receive similar legal rights that married couples enjoy.
Larry Davis, right, and Lee Cagley broke out in tears yesterday when they received their domestic partnership certificate. (AP Photo/Sandra Chereb)
Larry Davis, right, and Lee Cagley broke out in tears yesterday when they received their domestic partnership certificate. (AP Photo/Sandra Chereb)

Same-sex couples in Nevada yesterday received similar legal rights that married couples enjoy.

In Nevada’s capital, Carson City, Secretary of State Ross Miller issued domestic partnership certificates.

The first couple to receive a certificate —Lee Cagley and Larry Davis — broke out in tears.

“This gives us the legal rights to act for each others benefit,” Davis said.

The benefits afforded to couples with a domestic partnership certificate include: community property, next to kin, seeking finnancial support after a break-up, etc.

The law was passed in May when lawmakers overrode Gov. Jim Gibbon’s veto. Registration for certificates is ongoing. Couples who received their certificates yesterday registered between Aug. 24 and Sept. 24. Currently, 750 couples have registered for domestic partnerships.

To read more about this story, visit the Associated Press.

— Simon Husted

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