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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:43

ACLU And Seven LGBT Couples Launched A Challenge Against The Marriage Equality Ban In Nebraska

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This is not one but seven couples who join the group ACLU to challenge the marriage equality ban in Nebraska.

Initially, Susan and Sally wanted to throw this challenge to gain recognition of their marriage performed in California. Sally, 58, is terminally ill due to breast cancer and Susan could end up in an extremely tough financial situation. As reported Journal StarJournal Star, because the marriage they made official in California six years ago isn’t recognized here, Sally’s death certificate will list her as single. Susan, 53, will have to pay an 18 percent inheritance tax on their shared property, including their house in Millard, instead of the 1 percent tax reserved for married couples. Susan won't be eligible for Social Security survivor benefits, and she'll face a big tax hit from Sally's 401(k).

They will be accompanied by six other couples and apparently the ACLU literally been "bombarded" with requests to participate in the trial which opposes to same-sex marriage ban.

"(They) seek nothing more and nothing less than the freedom to marry who they love, and to be granted the dignity that full marriage recognition provides,” ACLU of Nebraska Executive Director Danielle Conrad said in a news release.

Photo credit: Kirstin Streff/Lincoln Journal Star

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