?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Baby steps for same-sex couples

U.S. judge rejects Nebraska gay marriage ban. The Yahoo/Associated Press article seems to have overstated the issue a little. According to the press release from the ACLU and the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, "[the] Decision does not mean gay couples can marry; Judge clarifies that ruling is limited to restoring democratic process by allowing plaintiffs to lobby for protections." Which I guess means that Nebraskans wanting legal blessing for same-sex unions get to now go back to Lincoln to get hit over the head with the anti-gay two-by-four again. I mean, they'll be able to work toward some form of recognitions for their relationships.

Nebraska's attorney general will appeal, of course. He is quoted as saying "I believe that the citizens of this state have a right to structure their constitution as they see fit." If all Nebraskans really knew the far-ranging effects of the law they passed in 2000, it would be unusual. This law was another one of those situations where the sponsors said "Oh, this will only ban gay marriage," but the law was written far more broadly than that. Sound familiar, Michigan?

Tags:

Comments

( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
hello
Good site! My site about adipex pills
( 1 comment — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2017
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Page Summary

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner