Monday, March 2, 2015

Nebraska's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down by Federal Judge

These are crazy days. A federal judge struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage earlier today:
A federal judge has struck down Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage. According to an injunction filed in federal court Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon said "all relevant state officials are ordered to treat same-sex couples the same as different sex couples in the context of processing a marriage license or determining the rights, protections, obligations or benefits of marriage." The order is set to take effect March 9 at 8 a.m.
State officials have already appealed this decision.

It's crazy because Nebraska's gay marriage just got struck down and I've heard next to nothing on the news. Crazy indeed!

I cannot remember if I've mentioned this here before, but I was born in Nebraska. I spent my pre-teens years in that state, but would never go back (except to visit family). But it's nice to see my birth state finally catching up with the rest of America!

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

I wasn't born in Nebraska, but most of my family was. I was there back in January for a few days, and I will be again in June.

That being said, it's one of the most conservative states in the country. The last time it went Democrat was in 1936.

1936! (and that is saying almost nothing, because FDR got a ridiculous amount of the pop vote in 1936. 89% in some states!)

I loved seeing this happen today.