By: Jenn Hatcherjhatcher@klkntv.com
In Honor of Valentine's Day
the Unitarian Church held its annual Marriage Equality
Rally on the North steps of the Nebraska State Capitol building.
say this is part of the "Standing on the Side of Love" campaign to
Harness Love's Power to Stop Oppression.
BJ Wheeler and Barbara Ellis
are going on 14 years together.
They were married in the
church but it's not recognized by the state.
"This is our home, we own
a home here, we pay taxes here, we vote here and we should be legal here,"
Both attended the rally
Ellis says a lot has changed
since the late 60's when she started fighting for gay rights.
"We hope that Nebraska will join in
the progress," says Ellis.
Currently, 17 states in the US recognize
same sex marriage.