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‘Righting a wrong’: Nevada becomes first state to protect same-sex marriage

By: Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Las Vegas has been known for decades as the place for exuberant nuptials blessed by the swirl of Elvis’ white capes. But for years, legal marriages were barred for same-sex couples. Now, the state that’s home to the “wedding capital of the world” is also the first in […]

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Madam Clerk Lynn Goya discuss the Clark County Clerk’s Office

By: Steve Sanson Veterans In Politics interviewed Lynn Goya elected as the Clark County Clerk in 2015. Madam Clerk Goya oversees the Marriage License Bureau, Fictitious Firm Names, Notary Public, Passport acceptance, and the clerk oversees the minutes for; Board of County Commissioners, Board of Equalization, Stadium Authority Board, Liquor and Gaming Board, Mt. Charleston […]

Las Vegas wedding chapels’ new rules for reopening: Temperature checks, social distancing

By: Ed Komenda LAS VEGAS – It’s one of the most competitive businesses in Las Vegas, but the ongoing threat of COVID-19 has brought together the world capital of weddings in a rare display of solidarity. Collaborating with the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce, more than 20 chapels united in to develop safety protocols […]

You can officially get married in Las Vegas again–here’s how

By: Faith Jessie, Steve Wolford LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — On Monday, Clark County’s Marriage License Bureau in Downtown Las Vegas reopened for business. The Marriage License Bureau closed down in March to limit the spread of the coronavirus. During the closure, a wedding chapel company and a couple filed a joint lawsuit against Clark County […]

County Marriage License Bureau reopening

By: Kelcie Grega Couples will again be able to get married in Clark County — albeit under social distancing guidelines — starting Monday when the Marriage License Bureau in downtown Las Vegas resumes normal operations. The bureau was closed on March 17 to help limit the spread of of the coronavirus. The office will be […]

Clark County Marriage License Bureau to reopen Monday

By: Shea Johnson Las Vegas Review-Journal The wedding capital of the world is allowing people to apply for marriage licenses again: The Clark County Marriage License Bureau will reopen Monday but is enforcing strict measures to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Couples must complete marriage license applications online before arriving and wear a […]

Sisolak, Clark County sued over right to marry in coronavirus era

By: Shea Johnson Las Vegas Review-Journal One couple urgently seeks to get married as the groom-to-be stares down a quickly approaching visa expiration. An owner of three wedding chapels cannot do business. Attorneys representing both say Gov. Steve Sisolak and the county overreached by treating the right to marry as nonessential in an effort to […]

Hold the rice: Couples scramble to reschedule Vegas weddings

By: John Sadler LAS VEGAS (AP) — Logan Charnell was within two days of his scheduled leave from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, with plans to marry his fiancee, Alyssa Bayudan, in Las Vegas. But amid the coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump banned domestic travel for military members. Charnell learned about it in a […]

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A casualty of coronavirus — marriage licenses

By: Erica Orden and Kara Scannell, CNN CNN — As government centers around the country shuttered to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in Kentucky, Angela Holbrook and her fiancé rushed 20 miles to a neighboring county Wednesday to secure a marriage license. “We were planning to take a 10-minute, leisurely walk, and instead it’s us panicking […]