AG Says No To Prisoner Marriage

AG Says No To Prisoner Marriage


Attorney General Jon Bruning rejects the suggestion by the ACLU that two Nebraska prison inmates should be allowed to marry.
The ACLU has filed suit on behalf of 42-year-old Paul Gillpatrick and 33-year-old Niccole Wetherel, claiming Nebraska has violated their rights by not allowing them to marry.
Bruning points out the two are incarcerated in separate prisons. He says the state won’t transport them for a wedding ceremony. . .

Bruning says they gave up their rights to marriage when they were sent to prison. . .

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on their behalf, claiming a 1987 US Supreme Court ruling upholds a prisoner’s right to marry.

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