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(Neb)-LBGT Discrimination Bill Dies In Filibuster

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/07/2019 11:45 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A bill barring Nebraska businesses from discriminating against LGBT job applicants and workers has stalled in the Legislature. Previous attempts to pass similar measures in recent years have failed.
 
     Supporters on Tuesday failed to force a vote on the measure after about 3 hours of debate, and Speaker Jim Scheer has said it's unlikely any bill in such a situation will be scheduled for floor action again this year.

     The bill by Senator Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln has sparked an emotional debate among senators.
 
     Supporters argue that employers shouldn't be able to discriminate against people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and say the bill would create a more welcoming atmosphere in Nebraska.

       Opponents contend that employers might be forced to contradict their sincerely held religious beliefs in dealing LGBT workers.


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