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Nebraska currently has a constitutional ban on marriages between gay and lesbian couples, but a laawsuit is currently working its way through the courts. While the state does not explicitly prohibit adoption by gay and lesbian couples, it does ban the adoption of one partner's child by the other, unless the first partner gives up his/her parental rights.
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No Driver's License for You!
Aug 5th, 2014
The state of Nebraska is denying a woman a driver's license because she changed her name when she married her partner.
Think Progress reports:
The state of Nebraska told Sue Stroesser she could not have a driver's license for the first time in 35 years. That's because her driver's license was previously under the name Sue Kirchofer, and the state... read_more
Nebraska Lesbian Divorce Blocked By State Supreme Court
Jun 14th, 2014
Imagine if you no longer loved your husband or wife, and your state's Supreme Court stepped in to tell you that you had to remain married to them.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
Nebraska's Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Friday by woman legally wed to another woman in Iowa who is now seeking a divorce in the state where they live, saying... read_more
Nebraska: Lesbian Couple Asks for Divorce
Mar 28th, 2014
A lesbian couple has asked for a divorce in a case that could challenge the state's marriage equality ban.
The Journal Star reports:
A Raymond woman who married her longtime, same-sex partner in Iowa in 2009 is now petitioning the Nebraska Supreme Court to be allowed to divorce.
How many states are left that don't either have full marriage equality or... read_more
USA, Nebraska: County Extends Benefits to Partners of Same Sex Couples
Jan 30th, 2014
A Nebraska county took a progressive step this week for its gay and lesbian couples in county government.
Sarpy County commissioners have decided to extend health insurance benefits to spouses of gay county employees who have legally married in another state but live in Nebraska. Sarpy-County-NEThe Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 for the change on Tuesday. Under the... read_more
USA, Nebraska: Will Someone Challenge Marriage Equality Ban in State?
Jan 17th, 2014
Nebraska's ban on marriage equality is overly broad, in comparison to other bans that are already being struck down.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
Nebraska doesn't recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships, under a constitutional amendment approved by 70 percent of voters in 2000. The Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union - on behalf of a group dubbed... read_more