Nevada takes one more baby step away from its medieval, red-necked heritage with passage of a gay rights bill. It's a small, but important victory. It's certainly an improvement over last year's super-majority-vote passage of a "defense of marriage" type amendment to the state constitution which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, denying the possibitiy of same-sex marriage. In fairness, there are sometimes when Nevada is progressive. The sodomy laws in this state (similar to the one in Texas just struck down by the U. S. Supreme Court) were voided in 1993.

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