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Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban struck down; appeal pending
Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban struck down; appeal pending

A federal judge on Monday blocked Nebraska's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, though the ruling will not take effect immediately. In his ruling issuing a preliminary injunction in the case, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Bataillon said it's time to bring the "unequal provision to an end." “For the majority of married couples, those without children in the home, marriage is a legal and emotional commitment to the welfare of their partner. The state clearly has the right to encourage couples to marry and provide support for one another,” Bataillon wrote. Though Bataillon denied a request from state officials to stay his...

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