State Laws and Legislation

Nebraska Marriage/Relationship Recognition Law

Licenses marriages for same-sex couples? No. Honors marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions? No.

The Nebraska Constitution states: “Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska.” In May 2005, a federal court declared the constitutional amendment unconstitutional. A federal appeals court then reinstated the amendment in July 2006.

Any form of statewide relationship recognition for same-sex couples? No.

Citation: NEB. CONST. art. I, sec. 29; Citizens for Equal Protection, Inc. vs. Attorney General Jon C. Bruning, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 17723 (8th Cir. 2006).


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Updated: Wed, March 14, 2007 - 11:00:52