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Month: November 2014

November 2014

Randy, Tom, and Tim

I kept looking at their faces. Their beautiful smiles. Two handsome men near my age. Something tugged at me, made me want to draw closer to them. Then it hit me. They reminded me of my brother, Tim, who would have been about their age had he not died 20 years ago this week. It was the eve of the filing of a federal lawsuit seeking that the marriage of Randy and Tom be recognized in our state.  They and six other loving and committed couples who took on all the responsibilities of marriage were about to ask for its
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Freedom to Marry

On Monday, November 17, 2014, our firm, along with the ACLU, will be filing a lawsuit in federal court seeking full marriage equality for all Nebraskans.  In doing so, I hope to be a part of creating, for Nebraska, a legacy of fairness and a culture that supports loving and committed couples. Nebraska has a complex history with regard to the marriage for same-sex couples.  Nebraska was one of the first states in 2003 to successfully challenge the Defense of Marriage Act at the trial level.  When the 8th circuit court did not agree and DOMA was upheld for our
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