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Nebraska’s strict same-sex marriage ban falls with Supreme Court ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
Christopher Brown, left, and Tom Fennell hug after getting their marriage license at the Douglas County County Clerk's office in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 26, 2015. Gay couples in Nebraska will now have their marriages legally recognized now that the U.S. Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.
Gay couples in Nebraska are now able to marry and have their marriages legally recognized in the state that has had one of the most restrictive same-sex marriage bans in the country. ...

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Nebraska lawmakers avoid taking vote on LGBT workplace protections bill

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
More than a dozen opponents of a bill that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian workers in Nebraska refused to cast votes during debate Thursday, quietly halting any further action on the issue in 2015. ...

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Federal judge tosses lawsuit filed by ‘God’s ambassador’ against ‘all homosexuals’

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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In a 3-page response, U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard dismissed the case, citing among his reasons, that "a federal court is not a forum for debate or discourse on theological matters." ...

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Nebraska woman files federal lawsuit against ‘all homosexuals’ because they sin

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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Sylvia Driskell, 66, claims she is an "ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ," and filed a 7-page, handwritten lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Omaha. ...

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Gay teacher ousted from Catholic school gets new job

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Matthew Eledge
Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, Neb., ousted Matthew Eledge after learning he was engaged to his same-sex partner. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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Federal appeals court blocks Nebraska same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Nebraska
A federal appeals court has allowed Nebraska's gay marriage ban to stay in place, putting a federal judge's ruling striking down the ban on hold. ...

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Arkansas, Nebraska businesses sign pledge for LGBT equality

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Hundreds of businesses in Arkansas and Nebraska have signed an HRC pledge to advance workplace equality for members of the LGBT community. ...

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Nebraska AG seeks stay of ruling striking down same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Attorney General Doug Peterson (R-Neb.)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state should not be forced to recognize same-sex marriages until the matter is decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

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Nebraska welfare officials ignoring state’s ban on gay, unmarried foster parents

Monday, March 2, 2015
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
Nebraska welfare officials have been placing foster children in the homes of gay, lesbian and unmarried couples, despite a 1995 policy barring the state from doing so. ...

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