1. WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS

    Nevada Closer to OKing Gay Marriage

    Nevada Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, speaks on the Senate floor at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., on Monday, April 22, 2013. After an hour of emotional testimony late Monday night, the Senate approved Segerblom's bill that could lead to legalizing gay marriage in Nevada. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Nevada Senate floor in Carson City on Monday. (Cathleen Allison/AP)

    Time to get those gay-wedding chapels ready, Las Vegas. Nevada moved closer to legalizing gay marriage late Monday with the passing of a resolution that recognizes such nuptials. The resolution removes a provision from the state constitution that declares marriage as being solely between a man and a woman.  Although Las Vegas has a risque reputation, Nevada remains a conservative state with a strong Mormon lobbying presence—meaning that the debate has been fairly charged. The new resolution passed with the support of 11 Democrats and one Republican, although language was included to make sure no religious organization would be forced to perform a gay ceremony.

    Read it at Las Vegas Review-Journal