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FAQ for Nebraska couples wanting to marry

March 2, 2015

Written by Scott Jones

The ACLU of Nebraska has released a handy Frequently Asked Questions page on the basics of getting married in Nebraska.  Check it out here.

Same-Sex Marriage Directory

February 17, 2015

Written by Scott Jones

Soon same-sex marriage will be legal in Nebraska.  In the linked document, you can find a list of churches, clergy, and faith leaders who are willing and able to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.

Marriage Directory

#ReadyToMarry Signs

February 12, 2015

Written by Scott Jones

We will be launching a social media campaign using pictures of clergy holding signs stating that they are ready to marry couples. Here you will find a selection of signs that you can choose from. We ask you to print one off and take a picture of yourself holding it. If you can, please wear clerical vestments or collar (if that is something you normally do), and please take the photo in your place of worship (if you can). Feel free to take the photo together as a church staff. Then, please send the photo to Scott Jones at scott@firstcentral.org. Sending your photo gives us permission to use it publicly.

Ready To Marry Signs

Behind the scenes with Equal Omaha

July 3, 2012

Written by Scott Jones

This year Heartland Clergy for Inclusion participated in a coalition of organizations and individuals called Equal Omaha which led the effort to pass an employment non-discrimination ordinance in Omaha, Nebraska.  Local paper The Reader wrote a behind-the-scenes account with a great discussion of Heartland Clergy for Inclusion.  An excerpt:

In early 2011, Gordon said Gray was willing to try again to get the ordinance passed. Gordon said the biggest takeaway from 2010 was that better organization was needed. Gordon credited religious organizations like the Heartland Clergy for Inclusion as well as individual religious leaders like Eric Elnes of Countryside Community Church and Jane Florence of First United Methodist Church for trying early on to engage larger churches to support an equal protection ordinance.

“They were on the front lines all along,” Gordon said. “For 15 years, there’s been a lot of people behind the scenes changing the hearts and minds of the city of Omaha and the state of Nebraska.”


Faith Rally in Omaha Tonight

March 5, 2012

Written by Scott Jones

There will be a rally tonight at the First United Methodist Church of Omaha in support of the Equal Employment Ordinance that will be debated before the City Council tomorrow.  Learn more about the event and get directions here.

Welcome to the Heartland Clergy for Inclusion’s presentation of The Heartland Proclamation. Join us in an ongoing conversation about God’s unconditional love for all people and about advocation of justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.