UPDATE: Gay marriage ban

By: KLKN Newsroom8@klkntv.com

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)  Federal appeals court allows Nebraska gay marriage ban to stay in place.

The decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means that Nebraska’s ban will continue to be recognized until an appeal in the case is decided. Had the appeals court ruled in favor of the lower court, Nebraska would have been ordered to recognize gay marriages and civil unions starting Monday. The appeals court decision came days after Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson filed a motion to reinstate Nebraska’s gay marriage ban.

We are glad the Court has granted the stay because it provides current stability in Nebraska’s marriage licensing process,” stated Attorney General Doug Peterson.