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Governor Sandy's administration decides to pander to the far right to shore up his re-election bid. The Sandoval administration urged a federal appeals court to uphold the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing it serves the “legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage” and is entrenched in the state’s history.The brief filed by the attorney general’s office late Tuesday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes as federal courts have struck down similar laws in other states. Gay couples in the case argue that Nevada’s ban is unconstitutional and that a law allowing domestic partnerships made same-sex couples second-class citizens. . . .

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