Marriage and Family

Marriages and families are the fundamental building block of all human civilization. To maintain a stable society it is critical that we have strong marriages that provide a safe and healthy environment for children to grow. The lifelong, faithful union of a man and a woman provides many obvious benefits to society, especially children, in ways that no other relationship can.

Therefore, government and society should protect and strengthen marriage, not undermine it.

Ultimately, however, God gives marriage its significance. Immediately after the creation of a man and a woman God established the institution of marriage when He said “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:26).

To learn more about the importance of marriage and family check out some of these articles:

SCOTUS Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

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Date: June 26, 2015

Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 ruling which unjustifiably redefines marriage, an institution that for millennia has been known as only the union of a man and a woman.

The Court’s decision fails to adhere to the precedent set forth just two years ago in United States v. Windsor. In that case, Justice Kennedy described at length the deference the federal government must pay to the individual States and their definitions of marriage, citing case law as old as 1890.

Marriage is based on the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need a mother and a father. The lifelong, faithful union of husband and wife promotes healthy, durable families for the common good today and for future generations.

Read NFA’s full response here.


Amicus Brief Submitted to US Supreme Court

GavelDate: April 15, 2015

Nebraska Family Alliance has taken action to support marriage as the union of one man and one woman by signing an Amicus Brief submitted to the US Supreme Court by CitizenLink.

An Amicus Brief, or an amicus curiae brief serves to bring to the attention of the court information that is relevant to a case.* In this situation, the brief was submitted to the US Supreme Court in order to draw the Court’s attention to what marriage is truly about: what’s best for children.

The brief contains two main arguments:

  1. Compelling evidence shows that children benefit from the unique parenting contributions of both men and women, providing a rational and compelling basis for states to continue to exclusively define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
  2. Distinctive and complementary maternal and paternal parenting contributions are important to the cognitive development of children.

Read the full brief submitted by Citizen Link

The US Supreme Court is expected to rule on the definition of marriage sometime this summer.

Judge Bataillon Overrules Nebraska DOMA


Date: March 2, 2015

One man overturned an amendment to the Nebraska Constitution approved by over 70% of  voters. In the last six months, federal judges have overturned 18 state constitutionally enacted definitions of marriage, of which Nebraska is now one.

Read NFA’s full response to Judge Bataillon’s ruling HERE.


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