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April 7, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb — Today the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision which strikes down a decades old ban on gay and lesbian foster parents.

ACLU of Nebraska Executive Director Danielle Conrad released the following statement in response to today’s decision:

“This is a victory for children in Nebraska. This is a victory for LGBT Nebraskans. Today in Nebraska love wins! Since the lower court ruling striking down Nebraska’s ban on gay and lesbian foster parents, our clients Todd and Joel have opened their hearts and homes to several children in need. There are tens of thousands of LGBT people who call the Cornhusker State home and thousands of Nebraska children in need of a foster care placement. This victory means that Nebraska’s motto of ‘Equality before the Law’ rings out more truly for all in our state.”

This case was filed by the ACLU of Nebraska, the ACLU LGBT and HIV Project, and the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

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