Nebraska lawmakers avoid vote on employee anti-discrimination bill

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LINCOLN (AP) — More than a dozen opponents of a bill that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian workers in Nebraska refused to cast votes during debate May 15, quietly halting any further action on the issue in 2015.

After more than four hours of discussion, the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln, requested it be held over until next year.

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My View: From a Broad – Left Out

By : Jill Shargaa
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Raise your right hand if you’re left-handed! I’m a lefty and those that are can tell you, it’s not easy.

When I was in first grade, I vividly remember that when it rained during recess my teacher would break out the record player and we’d have to square dance or get up and move. Every time that happened I would break into a sweat. Not because of my dancing skills, but because it took me a long time to distinguish left from right.

“Start on your right foot!” I would naturally start on my left foot, reach with my left hand, turn the faucet toward the right hoping the water would come out…

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Committee hears bills to ban LGBT discrimination in Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska legislative committee heard more than four hours of often-emotional testimony Feb. 4 about bills that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring, adoptions and foster parent selection.

Each of the three bills has been introduced in past years, but this year’s Judiciary Committee is made up of mostly new members, including vocal LGBT advocates Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln and Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln.

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