It Isn’t Marriage, But Partners Now Have Rights They’ve Long Sought

by Brendan Buhler | Las Vegas Sun

domestic partnership in Nevada

by Leila Navidi for the Las Vegas Sun

They’ve been together for more than nine years. Most of their time revolves around the kids: dropping off, picking up, going to games and recitals, meeting with teachers, reminding about chores and nursing colds. In the evenings, their family has dinner together and yet they still find time for just the two of them, to laugh and tease and flirt and say, “I love you.”

And today, Carline Banegas and Jodie Dearborn will be one of nearly 700 couples receiving Nevada’s first domestic partnership certificates.


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