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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:48 PM

Proposed LGBT job discrimination ban falls short in Nebraska Legislature after 3-hour debate

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Martha Stoddard

LINCOLN A bill to ban job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity hit a dead end Tuesday.

Backers fell short on an attempt to force a vote on Legislative Bill 627 after about nearly three hours of debate.

The failure of that effort means that, under a policy of Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer, the bill was pulled from the legislative agenda. Its sponsor would have to find 33 votes for the bill to be brought back.

State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, who introduced LB 627, said she had "close to" the 25 votes needed to advance a bill. But she said she does not have the 33 votes for a filibuster-ending cloture motion.

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/proposed-lgbt-job-discrimination-ban-falls-short-in-nebraska-legislature/article_0d14a34f-be63-5bc9-b043-c3af523f8f45.html

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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:51 PM

1. sounds like it's ok to discriminate against heteros as well. no orientation protections there nt

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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:52 PM

2. Not that I would ever visit Nebraska anyway....

But, after reading this, I'd rather line the bottom of my cat's litter box with my hard-earned dough than ever spend a dime of it in Nebraska

#Sh*tholeStates

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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:02 PM

3. This is how it begins. Remember Prop 8 in California?

They will keep trying until they get it right. I support the people who gave it a go, and wish them luck as they keep up the good fight.



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