Nebraska Governor: Let’s Vote On Whether LGBT People Should Be Protected From Discrimination

After Omaha passed an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance in March, Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning (R) issued an opinion that such policies were unconstitutional. Since then, Lincoln passed its own protections anyway. Now, Gov. Dave Heineman (R) believes both policies should be put “to the vote of the people.” In other words, Heineman believes that the majority should have the opportunity to vote on whether a minority is protected from the majority. Republicans claim to care about employment, but inviting voters to decide whether they want to be able to discriminate or not does nothing to help keep the LGBT community in their jobs.