Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance survives motion to withdraw

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An LGBT-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance is still alive in Jacksonville, despite a motion to withdraw.

At their Feb. 4 meeting, the Jacksonville City Council heard discussion on two proposals relating to LGBT protections.

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Second northern Indiana city drops gay protection proposals

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GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) – Officials in a second northern Indiana city have backed off expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity following a push by opponents against the proposals.

Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman said he and City Council members agreed a vote wouldn’t be taken on the proposed ordinance during a council meeting Aug. 4 and that any action would be delayed until at least next year.

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Nebraska bills would bar LGBT discrimination

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers introduced three bills Jan. 21 that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, but even supporters noted they face a tough fight in gaining approval for the proposals.

About 100 supporters of the bills, displaying blue and yellow equal sign stickers, rallied at the Capitol as legislators explained why they back the changes.

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