Bruning Requests to Defend Gay Marriage Ban



Attorney General Jon Bruning will be presenting arguments before the Nebraska Supreme Court in defense of the current provision that illegalizes gay marriage. His request to do so was prompted by a situation in which two women who got married in Iowa in 2009 wanted to get divorced in Nebraska in 2013. Article I, Section 29 of Nebraska's Constitution says that only marriage between a man and a woman is only recognized and valid in the state. Bruning, who is running for governor,  points out that in 2000, 70% of Nebraska voters defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. A Bloomberg poll taken in March showed that, nationally, 55% of people support same-sex marriage.