Legislators in Nevada and Rhode Island have introduced legislation to legalize gay marriage. The National Organization for Marriage has requested supporters of traditional marriage to contact their legislators so that their voice will be heard.
In both states there are Republican legislators supporting gay marriage. According to the Associated Press, five Republicans state senators have announced they will vote for gay marriage. The Las Vegas Sun reported, "Some Republicans are supporting the measure" in Nevada.
The Las Vegas Sun also notes that the gay marriage "resolution has the support also of the wedding chapel industry who argued it would draw gay couples to Nevada from other states to get married."
Nevada's governor opposes gay marriage while Rhode Island's governor enthusiastically supports gay marriage.