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Local Reaction to Continuing Same-Sex Marriage Court Rulings

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Those waiting to hear about whether same-sex marriage in Nevada would be legalized have been on a roller coaster for the past few days. Tuesday night those supporting the change celebrated in the streets of downtown Reno.

"Our struggle to be able to marry the person we want has finally been vindicated!" said Jeromy Manke during a rally of about 100.

And the Washoe County Clerk's Office was ready for an onslaught of business Wednesday morning anticipating a long line of same-sex couples who have been waiting for years to get married. But it didn't materialize, because of more U.S. Supreme Court rulings which was a little disappointing for Washoe County Clerk Nancy Parent.

"I really wanted to be the first to issue one because no matter how you feel about it, this is historic for the state when the first same-sex license is issued," she said.

It was also another disappointment for the couples waiting for the change. Manke and Brian Jensen were married in California this spring. But they had to go across state lines for the ceremony. But they don't see this as the end of the road; more like just a few bumps in it.

"I know that here in Nevada the Governor and the Attorney General have both said they won't challenge it so while it isn't happening now, it will. It's just wait-and-see for us and we are staying positive," Manke said.

And they see the progress so far as a good reflection on the state.

"It's just nice to see that we will be recognized here in our own state. We know it will happen, we just don't know when."

And the when, is now up to the courts.
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