FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 02, 2015

CONTACT: Tyler Richard, (402) 476-8091 x104, trichard@aclunebraska.org

Lincoln, NE - A federal district court judge in Nebraska ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry.

The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Nebraska, the ACLU LGBT Project and the law firm of Koenig | Dunne seeking to lift the state's constitutional amendment that forbids marriage for same-sex couples. The groups represent seven same-sex couples seeking recognition of their out-of-state marriages and seeking the freedom to marry in Nebraska. Marriages can begin March 9.

Statement from Danielle Conrad, Executive Director

Today is a day for celebration. The love and commitment our clients share will finally be entitled to equality and respect in the eyes of the law. Today, Nebraska's motto of "equality before the law" rings true for gay and lesbian Nebraskans who seek to have their marriages recognized or who seek the freedom to marry right here in our great state.

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