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Published On: Wed, May 28th, 2014

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Same-Sex Divorce Lawsuit

PRESS RELEASE: The case will decide whether Nebraska courts can grant divorce or dissolution in a same-sex “marriage” lawfully entered into in another state, as the Nebraska State Constitution states, “Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska.”

Bonnie Nichols and her same-sex partner, Margie Nichols, residents of Nebraska, were married in Iowa in 2009, several months after that state legalized same-sex marriage. 

In 2012 Bonnie Nichols filed for a divorce in Nebraska. In 2013, a judge sustained defendant Margie Nichols’ Motion to Dismiss, because a divorce cannot be granted without recognizing the marriage itself, something Nebraska’s constitution prohibits.

Watch oral arguments LIVE online on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 9 a.m. (Central) here: http://www.netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/live-demand-state-government   

Read the Thomas More Society Omaha’s amicus brief here: https://www.thomasmoresociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/140509-Nichols-Amicus-Brief-of-The-Thomas-More-Society.pdf    

"Lesbian" wedding mock-cake at the Roma Gay Pride in 2008. Picture by Stefano Bolognini via wikimedia commons.

“Lesbian” wedding mock-cake at the Roma Gay Pride in 2008. Picture by Stefano Bolognini via wikimedia commons.

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