Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Nevada Set to Pass Most Comprehensive State Equal Rights Amendment to Include Gender Identity and Expression

Voters to Decide Nevada Version of Equal Rights Amendment

Nevada voters on Tuesday will decide to adopt or reject what is widely considered the most comprehensive state version of the Equal Rights Amendment, a sweeping update that would put protections in place for people who have historically been marginalized in the state Constitution.

Nevada’s ERA would amend the state Constitution to ensure equal rights for all, “regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin.” It is a more wide-ranging amendment than the federal ERA that Nevada adopted in 2017, which outlaws discrimination based on sex, though the push to ratify it in the U.S. Constitution remains gridlocked.

With 90% of the vote counted, the new ERA is winning 57% to 42%.  See NYT, Nevada Question 1 Election Results (may take several days for full count).

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