Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have reportedly applied for a marriage licence, which could see them tie the knot in the near future.
The contentiousness over when and whether an Omaha couple got married was just part of a divorce case that took the (wedding) cake.
Douglas and Sarpy Counties are working to reduce or eliminate nonessential visits to their courthouses in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
A District of Columbia clerk and a supervisor refused to accept a New Mexico man’s state driver’s license as he sought a marriage license because she and her supervisor believed New Mexico was a foreign country.
The ruling had implications far beyond marriage. One of its greatest impacts was on the children of same-sex couples, many of whom were legally tied to only one parent because states such as Nebraska prohibited unmarried couples from adopting a child together.
It was Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ first day back in the office after a stint in jail for five days for defying a federal judge.
The apostolic Christian would not say whether she would allow licenses to continue to be issued or try to block them once again.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning lifted the contempt order against Kim Davis.
As the Rowan County clerk, Davis — despite her own checkered past — is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can’t be wed.
Sioux County Clerk Michelle Zimmerman was on vacation and unavailable for comment, but Deputy Clerk JoElla Norman said Friday that somebody in the office will issue a same-sex license if requested.
Clerks in the state's 92 other counties say they may or may not like the high court’s decision on gay marriage, but they are sworn to uphold the law and either they or someone else in their office will issue the licenses.
Kaily Brokaw and Jenna Stanley rushed to the Douglas County Clerk’s Office wearing white bride tank tops under their button-down shirts. The women quickly filled out the marriage application before they needed to be at their hair appointments. “It feels nice to be treated like everyone else,” Stanley said.
The first couple in line in Lancaster County was Judith Gibson, 74, and Barbara DiBernard, 66, of Lincoln. It is believed they received the state’s first same-sex marriage license. In Douglas County, Kathy Pettersen, 61, and Beverly Reicks, 52, were first in line.
Lawmakers voted 42-4 Friday to pass the measure, which would raise the county fee for marriage licenses from $15 to $25. Certified copies would rise in cost from $5 to $9.
During the hourlong hearing, U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon made it clear that he believes the state’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. But he also indicated that even if he strikes down the law, he may “stay” his own ruling pending the state’s appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
While lawmakers previously agreed to raise the price to $25 instead of $50, on Thursday they debated the proposed increase in the cost of a certified copy.
In the past two years, more than 60 state and federal judges have ruled in favor of gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon will be asked Thursday to overturn Nebraska's ban, and history suggests he will.
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