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NE LGBT discrimination bill stalls in legislature

Nebraska Unicameral
Posted at 6:11 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 19:11:09-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Today, Supporters failed to force a vote on the measure after about three hours of debate.

Previous attempts to pass similar measures in recent years have failed.

The bill by State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks, of Lincoln, Sparked an emotional debate among senators.

Supporters argue that employers wouldn't be able to discriminate against people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...opponents contend that employers might be forced to contradict their sincerely held religious beliefs.