Thomas More Society Attorneys Available to Media in Nichols v. Nichols
Contact: Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations, 312-422-1333, [email protected]
; Onsite contact: Martin Cannon, special counsel, Thomas More Society, 402-455-6000, 402-350-3219 cell
LINCOLN, Neb., May 28, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- WHAT: Thomas More Society attorneys available to media following Nebraska Supreme Court oral arguments in Nichols v. Nichols. The Court will hear a ten minute oral argument by the Solicitor General, Nebraska Office of the Attorney General.
WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, immediately following oral arguments, which begin at 9 a.m. (Central). Nichols v. Nichols is among six cases subject to call supremecourt.ne.gov/sc/call
at that time.
WHO: Martin Cannon, who along with other Thomas More Society Omaha attorneys, filed an amicus brief in Nichols v. Nichols.
WHERE: Outside of the Nebraska Supreme Court, State Capitol Building, 1445 K Street, Lincoln, Nebraska
The case will decide whether Nebraska courts can grant divorce or dissolution in a same-sex "marriage" lawfully entered into in another state, as the Nebraska State Constitution states, "Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska." Bonnie Nichols and her same-sex partner, Margie Nichols, residents of Nebraska, were married in Iowa in 2009, several months after that state legalized same-sex marriage. In 2012 Bonnie Nichols filed for a divorce in Nebraska. In 2013, a judge sustained defendant Margie Nichols' Motion to Dismiss, because a divorce cannot be granted without recognizing the marriage itself, something Nebraska's constitution prohibits.
Watch oral arguments LIVE online on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 9 a.m. (Central) here: www.netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/live-demand-state-government
Read the Thomas More Society Omaha’s amicus brief here: www.thomasmoresociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/140509-Nichols-Amicus-Brief-of-The-Thomas-More-Society.pdf About the Thomas More Society
Thomas More Society is a national not-for-profit law firm that exists to restore respect in law for life, marriage, and religious liberty. Headquartered in Chicago, the Society fosters support for these causes by providing high quality pro-bono professional legal services from local trial courts all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The Thomas More Society Omaha branch opened in September 2012. For more information, visit www.thomasmoresociety.org.