Legal Director of the ACLU of Nebraska, Amy Miller, is pleased with the ruling.
“We are absolutely floored with happiness,” Miller tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Of course, we were hoping for this result, but there has been uncertainty over the last couple of months. The decision today offers love, security, and dignity for thousands of Nebraskans across the state and we are just overjoyed with such a resounding victory from the Supreme Court.”
Miller calls the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges a clear victory for same-sex couples.
“So, there’s no wiggle room here,” according to Miller. “It’s in fact so clear how decisive this decision was that the state of Nebraska has already filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in our own state. This is also good news that we’re not going to be fighting any rearguard battles about the interpretation of the decision.”
In a written statement, Attorney General Doug Peterson said the state will comply with the ruling of the Supreme Court.
“Recognizing the rule of law, the State of Nebraska will comply with the ruling of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell. Nebraska officials will not enforce any Nebraska laws that are contrary to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell,” Peterson said at the end of a long written response which criticized the decision.