The two top-ranking legal officials in Nevada will no longer defend the state's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage, according to a brief filed Monday.
In a brief filed with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Nevada's Democratic attorney general. Catherine Cortez Masto. writes that since the marriage equality case, known as Sevcick v. Sandoval, was first decided in federal district court in November 2012, "the legal landscape has changed." Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican, signed on to to Masto's request to remove his office from the state's defense of the ban.