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Nebraska is the 37th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867. Its most populous city is Omaha, and the state capitol is located in Lincoln.

LGBT Rights in Nebraska: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in November 2000. No provision of Nebraska law explicitly addresses discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity. Nebraska's hate crimes law covers hate crimes based on sexual orientation but not those based on gender identity. Nebraska permits adoption by individuals, and there are no explicit prohibitions on adoption by same-sex couples.

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Ten attorneys general file brief supporting Nev. same-sex marriage ban

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and top law officers from nine other states are fighting a lawsuit challenging Nevada's same-sex marriage ban, arguing no fundamental right to same-sex marriage exists.

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Nebraska’s Sarpy County extends benefits for same-sex couples

| Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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PAPILLION, Neb. -- 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.

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Advocates hopeful rulings spell doom for Neb. gay marriage, civil unions ban

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
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OMAHA, Neb. -- In the wake of recent rulings by federal judges to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage, marriage equality advocates are hoping to strike a similar blow to Nebraska's strict ban that forbids even same-sex civil unions.

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Most Neb. schools to offer insurance benefits to married same-sex couples

| Monday, December 30, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. -- Nearly all Nebraska school districts and some cities and counties will soon begin offering insurance benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

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Neb. county votes to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees

| Wednesday, December 4, 2013
SourceOmaha, county seat of Douglas County, Neb.
OMAHA, Neb. — Douglas County, Neb., will extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees who were legally married in other states, said board officials who voted Tuesday in favor of the measure.

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Inmate, transgender partner lose second lawsuit seeking visitation, marriage

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Harold Wilson (left) and Gracy Sedlak
A Nebraska prison inmate and his transgendered partner have lost another round in their legal fight to be able to visit each other and get married.

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Man arrested in hate crime attack on female relative because she is gay

| Sunday, November 10, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Police in Lincoln, Neb., say a 20-year-old man attacked a relative with a crowbar because she's gay, and investigators are treating the attack as a hate crime.

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Nebraska lawmakers revive same-sex marriage debate

| Friday, November 1, 2013
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers are trying to resolve legal conflicts for same-sex couples who qualify for benefits at the federal level and in states that allow gay marriage or civil unions, but whose relationships aren't recognized here.

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Neb. man assaulted after sticking up for gay friends in alleged hate crime

| Monday, October 28, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. -- A Nebraska man is recovering Monday after being attacked while defending his gay friends from being harassed and called "faggots."

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Transgender veteran uses experience to reach out to others

MARA KLECKER | Daily Nebraskan | Sunday, September 8, 2013
Nickolai Hammar, Daily NebraskanScott Schneider, 32, is a volunteer at the LGBTQA Resource Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was in the military before choosing to undergo female-to-male gender reassignment.
Scott Schneider’s mom still calls him Megan. His dad quit talking to him for eight years. After struggling with his identity for most of his life, Schneider — a military veteran – started going by Scott in 2007 and began the medical process of transitioning from a female to a male in 2008. Today, he’s worked at UNL’s LGBTQA resource center for a year and a half.

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