Lincoln, Nebraska Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

The Lincoln, Nebraska City Council last night approved an LGBT nondiscrimination policy with a 5-0 vote, the two Republicans abstaining. Nebraska Attorney General recently offered an opinion that such municipal ordinances were unconstitutional, but the leadership in Lincoln was undeterred. Two conservative advocacy groups have pledged to reverse the decision with a public referendum, but they have only two weeks to collect 2,500 petition signatures. The Council heard seven hours of testimony last week, some of which was incredibly anti-gay and anti-trans. Blogger AKSARBENT has clips: