Nebraska State Constitution Article I-29

Article I-29


Marriage; same-sex relationships not valid or recognized.

Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska.


  • Neb. Const. art. I, sec. 29 (2000);
  • Adopted 2000, Initiative Measure No. 416.
  • Note: This section is unconstitutional in light of Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015), as a violation of the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Waters v. Ricketts, 159 F. Supp. 3d 992 (D. Neb. 2016).