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No Divorce Rights in Nebraska     

No Divorce Rights in Nebraska     


Further complicating the patchwork of marriage laws that exists in the United States, a Nebraska judge has ruled that because same-sex marriage is illegal in Nebraska, same-sex divorces aren't allowed either.

Otoe County district judge Randall Rehmeier ruled that a lesbian couple legally married in Vermont eight years ago cannot be granted a divorce by the state of Nebraska because that state does not recognize same-sex marriage. A Nebraska City woman was not granted a divorce from her partner; however, the judge did issue a ruling on the custody, visitation, and child support of the couple's 4-year-old daughter.

Nebraska is one of 29 states with constitutions prohibiting marriage equality.

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