Latest Endorsement: IATSE Local 720

From IATSE Local 720, Matt Kimball:

I am pleased to notify you that you have received the endorsement of the IATSE Local 720 for Clark County Clerk in the 2018 Election.

To all my supporters,

I am honored to have the endorsement of IATSE Local 720.  I hope to continue to earn the support of our community.

Sincerely,

Lynn Goya,

Clark County Clerk

Pop-up marriage license office at McCarran for Valentine’s Day (and others!)

The Clark County Clerk’s Office will temporarily open a pop-up marriage license office at McCarran International Airport from Feb. 9 to 17, to help couples obtain marriage licenses faster and easier during the busy Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Chinese New Year holidays.

The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Feb. 9 through Feb. 17, and will be located in the baggage claim area in Terminal 1. The open dates also include the Chinese New Year on Feb. 16. The temporary office will only issue marriage licenses and will accept credit card payments.

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Vietnam Veteran and Wife of Nearly 50 Years Renew Their Vows in Special Veterans Day Event

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — In a special “thank you” to our nation’s veterans today, the Las Vegas Wedding Chamber of Commerce sponsored free ceremonies for military couples.

The day-long event is called “Las Vegas Marries the Military” and many of the couples are renewing their vows, including one couple at the Ace of Hearts Chapel. They’re celebrating a nearly 50-year commitment.

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Endorsement from Congresswoman Dina A. Titus (D-Nev)

“We must also remember that as we transform our tourism industry we must not leave behind what has helped us become who we are today. That’s why I want to take a moment to mention Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya. When she took office in January 2015, she immediately noticed a 37 percent drop in wedding tourism. Where some may see a dead end, Goya has been able to recognize a potential outlet. Goya has worked with the wedding industry, the LVCVA, the State Tourism Board, County Commission and the Legislature to help revive this industry. Her hard work and effort are exactly what we must do to keep bolstering our local economy. Because we are an international player and we are competing with the world. Goya certainly recognizes that.”

Congresswoman Dina A. Titus (D-Nev)

Las Vegas Offers Military Free Weddings

LAS VEGAS OFFERS MILITARY FREE WEDDINGS

Courage, sacrifice, bravery, are not only words to the men and women serving in the military and our veterans who have served; they are a way of life.

Las Vegas’ legacy as the marriage capital of the world began in 1931 when it passed a law allowing couples to be married on the spot with no wait times and no blood tests. That began a storied course of beginnings for celebrities and millions of families. Now that legacy is being extended to active military and veterans.

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Clark County Changes Rules for Fake Marriages

By Michael Scott Davidson Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya has seen futures threatened by a single piece of missing paper.

The document is a marriage certificate. In the U.S. it could be vital to collecting a bevy of benefits, including those tied to health insurance, taxes and Social Security.

But for any of the tens of thousands of couples who tie the knot in Las Vegas each year, those benefits could be off the table if the officiant never files the proper paperwork with Goya.

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Las Vegas Wedding Industry Wants To Boost Marriage Rate

By Bailey Schulz Las Vegas Review-Journal

Matthew and Christi Zenner started planning their wedding in their home state of Washington, but it didn’t take long for them to call it quits. All of the necessary arrangements — from the venue to the guest list — soon became too overwhelming, Christi Zenner said.

Her husband, Matthew Zenner, said they switched plans and booked a Las Vegas wedding instead for a quick, easy destination wedding.

“When you’re thinking about a low-maintenance, stress-free wedding, Vegas is what comes to mind,” he said.

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Getting Name Change After Marriage Could Become Easier In Nevada

CARSON CITY — It may be easier for someone who gets hitched in Nevada to get a name change.

Assembly Bill 204 would require that the new name a bride or groom plans to use after marrying be listed on the marriage license and certificate.

The bill allows a newly married person to change middle and or last names. For example, someone could change a middle name to his or her former last name and take on a spouse’s last name.

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Getting Married On Valentine’s Day? Preapply And Avoid Rush

Couples hoping to marry on Valentine’s Day can streamline their plans by preapplying for marriage licenses.

The days just before and after Valentine’s Day are the busiest days of the year at Clark County’s Marriage License Bureau, and lines are expected to be long, the county clerk’s office said.

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