A federal judge rejected the couple’s lawsuit challenging a Nebraska constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
The judge said a previous Appeals Court ruling upheld Nebraska’s marriage amendment, so the lawsuit couldn’t proceed.
The prisoner, Harold Wilson, and Gracy Sedlak also had a state lawsuit thrown out because they failed to pay an $82 court fee. Sedlak is a former inmate who previously identified as a man named John Jirovsky.
Wilson is serving a 56- to 170-year prison sentence on attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault charges.