As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.
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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Federal Judge Strikes Down Nebraska Marriage Equality Ban
Mar 3rd, 2015
A Federal Judge struck down Nebraska's marriage equality ban, with an effective date in one week.
LGBTQ Nation reports:
A federal judge blocked Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban on Monday... The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska sued the state in November on behalf of seven same-sex couples challenging the ban, which passed with the approval of 70 percent of voters... read_more
New Poll: 34% in Nebraska Support Marriage Equality
Dec 28th, 2014
A new poll shows a majority still oppose marriage equality in the state, but a minority in Omaha are against it.
A majority of Nebraskans 54 percent oppose the legalization of gay marriage in the state, according to a World-Herald statewide poll. In Omaha, however, more people supported than opposed gay marriage: 46 percent in support,... read_more
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