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Nebraska City Advances Narrow Protections For Gay Employees

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Last month, the City Council of Grand Island, Nebraska voted down an ordinance to add sexual orientation protections to the city’s nondiscrimination policies. In a slight reversal, the Council has now passed a narrow policy that will protect employees of the city, but will not having any impact on private employers, nor will it cover housing and public accommodations. Still, it passed with a 6-4 vote with an 8-2 vote to override a veto by Mayor Jay Vavricek. The state of Nebraska does not offer any statewide employment protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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