Justia Opinion Summary Plaintiffs were three same-sex couples who sought to enjoin Defendants from enforcing a administrative memorandum and from restricting gay and lesbian individuals and couples from being considered or selected as foster or adoptive parents. Plaintiffs generally alleged that the policy violated equal protection and due process and violated 42 U. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding 1 the underlying action was justiciable; and 2 the district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding costs and attorney fees. Dave Heineman, Governor of al.
Most of the seven judges in session asked what the attorneys arguing opposite sides of the case would add to an opinion that would give guidance to judges in future cases. At other times they wondered aloud if it would require a change in law from the state legislature.
The case triggering the lively discussion arose from an Omaha hate crime case from Gregory Duncan appealed his felony assault conviction. Watch the oral arguments in State v. The law also covers race, national origin, gender, age, and disability.
The attack occurred on Halloween weekend in Ryan Langenegger and two friends, Joshua Foo and Jacob Gellinger, were eating at a fast-food restaurant when they overheard three other male customers, identified later as Duncan, Joey Adriano and Paul Larson, using abusive words commonly used to insult gays.
Both he and Foo are gay. Sounded like someone punching through a pumpkin. He was released in January and claims the conviction "destroyed his life. Depending on differing accounts Duncan either did not engage in the offensive name-calling, or at the very least, did not participate to the degree of Adriano and Larson.
Attorney Tate argued, absent those cues, it was unclear why Duncan chose to throw the punch. And that's probably the safest route in this case. Adding a definition into state law would be the responsibility of the state legislature.
For those impacted by the original assault, there is only one satisfactory outcome. Like I said, anyone should be able to walk down the street and feel safe, no matter who you are, what you are wearing or who you are with. Final opinions from the court routinely take months to write and be made public.Nebraska Woman Files Suit Against All Homosexuals Source: NBC News A Nebraska woman identifying herself as the "ambassador" for plaintiffs "God and His Son, Jesus Christ," is suing all homosexuals on Earth for breaking "religious and moral laws," according to court records filed Tuesday.
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