Statements from the Offices of Governor and Attorney General after Receiving the Mandate of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

October 7, 2014

CARSON CITY, NV – The Offices of Governor Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto released the following update in response to the mandate received from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:

After 5:00 p.m. today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its mandate affirming same sex marriage is now law in Nevada. Our offices have received several inquiries regarding whether the State will seek reconsideration, rehearing, or a stay of the Court of Appeal’s Order. Upon review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision, the State will take no further action in this matter. County Clerks should continue to work with their respective district attorneys on the appropriate course of action.