A rally celebrating the first anniversary of marriage equality in Iowa and calling for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Nebraska was held on Saturday on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska.
KETV reports: "Gay and lesbian couples and supporters from Nebraska and Iowa marched to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and met in the middle with a message.
'As soon as you cross the line, you're no longer married. You realize that? We've got to help Nebraska change that,' said rally attendee Susie Brenner.
She and her partner, Linda Beckstead, married after the Iowa ruling made it legal. The legal union is unrecognized in Nebraska.
'We live in Omaha and we get no benefits,' Brenner said. 'We wanted to get married on the first day available and we want Nebraska to join with Iowa and make it happen.'
'We pay taxes. We vote. We serve our country,' said Beckstead. 'I don't think Nebraska understood that we want to continue.'
Supporters of same-sex marriage said they plan to continue to spread their message of equality and they hope others will listen."