"Williams Institute scholars have filed amicus briefs and served as expert witnesses in many cases concerning marriage rights for same-sex couples"
In Nebraska, there are 2,356 cohabiting same-sex couples, of whom 20% are raising an estimated 942 children in their homes.
Williams Institute research also suggests that nearly 1,200 of these couples will marry in the first three years, generating $8 million to the state and local economy of Nebraska and an additional $500,000 in sales tax revenue.
Spending related to same-sex couples’ wedding ceremonies and celebrations is expected to create 31 to 94 jobs in the tourism and recreation sector for the state.
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Williams Institute scholars have filed amicus briefs and served as expert witnesses in many cases concerning marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Numerous courts have relied explicitly on Williams Institute research in striking down bans on marriage for same-sex couples, including the Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeals.
The original rainbow flag, called the Freedom Flag, was devised by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The design has undergone several revisions since its debut with 8 colored stripes, and today the most common variant consists of 6 stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
Picture of Gilbert Baker's original Freedom Flag showing the meaning of the 8 colors.