[JURIST] Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning [official website] filed an appeal Thursday contesting a federal judge's May 12 ruling against the Nebraska same-sex marriage ban. The appeal was expected as Bruning had previously announced in a press release [text] that he would oppose the decision [JURIST report]. Nebraska's overthrown Defense of Marriage Amendment was enacted by 70 percent of voters in 2000 and defines marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Bruning announced that through the appeal he hopes to uphold "Nebraskans' right to amend their Constitution as they see fit." AP has more.