The LBGT community is celebrating since as of last week same sex couples can officially tie the knot in the state of Nevada in America. 

In a unanimous decision of a three-judge panel, it was ruled that the ban on Same Sex Marriage was unconstitutional and the LBGT community can now wed in the state.

US National Coming Out Day fell two days after Same Sex Marriage became legal in the State, with events around the state to celebrate the occasion: The National Coming Out Day Festival in Reno offered wedding ceremonies and a ‘coming out closet’ booth where individuals could share their stories, while Las Vegas’ National Coming Out Day Family Festival saw a mass ceremony with seven same-sex couples tying the knot.

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Couples dance at the International Gay Rodeo Association

Major hoteliers and attractions across the state are applauding the decision with MGM Resorts’ in Las Vegas – including ARIA, Mandalay Bay, New York-New York and Luxor – celebrating as the first wedding licenses were issued in Clark County (where The Strip is located).

Aside from the wedding capital Las Vegas, couples from across the globe flock to Nevada to get married in its unique locations including:

  • Lovelock, the little town of love, where the sweet tradition of securing padlocks to a chain symbolising unending love has caused two thousand locks to adorn chains at the Lovers Lock Plaza
  • Lake Tahoe, where couples take their devotion to new heights tying the knot in a helicopter high above the pristine lake with Reno Tahoe Helicopters
  • Virginia City, where wedding guests are joined by the ghosts and ghouls that haunt the halls of the Silver Queen Hotel and Wedding Chapel

Do you think ruling the ban on Same Sex Marriage in Nevada will increase tourism to the region?