Same-sex Marriage Supporters Ponder New Push in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Supporters of same-sex marriage in Nebraska are looking at new possible
challenges to a state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as
the union of one man and one woman.
The U.S. Supreme Court's
ruling on Wednesday had no direct impact on Nebraska's amendment, which
voters approved with 70 percent support in 2000. But same-sex marriage
supporters say they may push to repeal it.
Shelley Kiel, president
of the Omaha-based Citizens for Equal Protection, says the court's
decision to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act coincides
with a growing acceptance of equal rights for gay and lesbian couples.
Bydalek, executive director of the Lincoln-based Family First, says the
nation's views may have shifted on gay marriage, but he still believes
most Nebraskans want to preserve traditional, heterosexual marriages.