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Kelvin Atkinson's Voting Records on Issue: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Office: State Senate (NV) - District 4, Democratic

Nevada Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 22, 2013 SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(12 - 9)
March 18, 2013 SJR 13 Authorizes Same-Sex Marriage Senate Sponsor
Feb. 18, 2013 SB 139 Classifies Crimes Based on Gender Identity or Expression as Felonies Senate Co-sponsor
May 23, 2011 SB 368 Prohibits Discrimination in Housing Bill Passed - House
(29 - 13)
April 18, 2011 AB 211 Prohibiting Discriminatory Employment Practices Based On Gender or Expression Bill Passed - House
(29 - 13)
May 31, 2009 SB 283 Establishing Domestic Partnerships Veto Override Passed - House
(28 - 14)
May 15, 2009 SB 283 Establishing Domestic Partnerships Bill Passed - House
(26 - 14)

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