NFFV Action Request

Upcoming Judiciary

Committee Hearing

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

1:30 PM, Room 1113


LB316 & LR26CA - Both bills look to change the definition of marriage in our state

How should we define marriage?

What used to be an easy and obvious answer has turned into something much more difficult. In recent times, dictionaries have adjusted the definition, historical truths have blurred, and obscure views are now normalized.

So, where should we look? How about the oldest known place. It's also the most published and wildly distributed book on the planet; The Bible. In the book of Genesis: “God created man in His image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.’” (Gen. 1:27-28)

Is that it?

Genesis is not the only place that references the union of male and female. In Mark 10:6-8 - Jesus taught us “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh".

Shouldn't we be looking at this from a non-religious viewpoint?

Our nations foundation was built on a belief in God; a belief that is deeply intertwined in our founding documents. This belief is not only in our Constitution but in all 50 of our state's constitutions. Our Founders understood the bible and the "truths" the bible represent. They knew if those "truths" are removed - society breaks down. Similar to a tree; the roots are its foundation. If a tree's roots are destroyed or removed the tree eventually dies. Here are 10 religious reason to support traditional marriage.

What about the family structure?

The following is an abstract from a NIH research article covering the "The impact of family structure on the health of children: Effects of divorce".

Abstract: "Nearly three decades of research evaluating the impact of family structure on the health and well-being of children demonstrates that children living with their married, biological parents consistently have better physical, emotional, and academic well-being. Pediatricians and society should promote the family structure that has the best chance of producing healthy children. The best scientific literature to date suggests that, with the exception of parents faced with unresolvable marital violence, children fare better when parents work at maintaining the marriage. Consequently, society should make every effort to support healthy marriages and to discourage married couples from divorcing"

There is more information in the article on the "Effective of Divorce on Parents":

  • "Married (male/female) people are more likely to have better physical health"
  • "Married (male/female) people are more likely to have higher incomes"
  • "Married women are more likely to be physically safer than divorced or separated women"
  • "Married individuals are more likely to be involved in their community"
  • "Divorce may have adverse long-term emotional effects for parents"

How Can I help?

Take action, your voice is powerful make it heard. LB316 & LR26CA committee hearing is scheduled Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

How to be heard? Here are three ways:

  • Most EffectiveTestify in person. Going to the Committee hearing and sharing YOUR story with committee member Senators is very impactful. For first time in person testifier here are some helpful hints
  • Very EffectiveSubmit written testimony. If you can't be there in person then submit written testimony. Not sure how to do that, click hereNote; written testimony needs to be submitted by noon the business day before the committee hearing.
  • EffectiveEmail your position letter to the Committee Senators and CC your own Senator. For a listing of the Judiciary Committee Senators click hereNote; emails need to be sent by noon the business day before the committee hearing. It's not likely these emails will be included in official hearing minutes though there is a better chance Committee Senators will see your comments. You can request they be added to meeting minutes in your email to Committee Senators.

Not sure what to say?

Listed below are thought starters. Build your story around one or two of them. Quantity is not as important as a short heart felt personal story.


Here are three strong arguments to oppose these bills on:

  • Longstanding cultural and religious norms support marriage between a man and women. To believe we've become smarter than our ancestors is arrogance in it's worst way.

  • Our nation's foundation is built on a belief in God. Destroying that foundation will eventually destroy this nation.

  • There are countless studies which detail the dramatic (positive) affects of marriage (man / women) on the health and well being of both the parents and their children.
Board of Directors Team