By Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer

Chris Dyer, based in Lincoln, Neb., is a staff writer for LGBTQ Nation.

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Lincoln, Neb., LGBT ‘fairness ordinance’ unlikely to appear on ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A proposed ordinance which would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations in Lincoln, Neb., will likely not appear on the November ballot. [ Read more → ]
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Victim in Nebraska hate crime comes forward, speaks out publicly

Friday, July 27, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- In her first appearance since suffering an alleged attack in a home invasion last week that police officials are investigating as a possible hate crime, Charlie Rogers of Lincoln, Neb., said, “I’m not hiding from this anymore.” [ Read more → ]
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More than 500 gather for vigil for lesbian brutalized in home invasion

Sunday, July 22, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Over 500 people gathered on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol Sunday night to hold a vigil for a lesbian woman brutalized early Sunday morning in what local LGBT activists are calling a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
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Maine same-sex marriage ballot measure gets majority nod in latest polling

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
PORTLAND, Maine -- A new statewide poll in Maine published Tuesday found that 57 percent of the state's voters favor legalizing same-sex marriage, and that only 35 percent remain opposed. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay groups collect signatures to force vote on discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Opponents of a new city ordinance that would prohibit prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations, said Tuesday they had collected enough signatures of registered voters to force the city council to either repeal the measure or place it on the November ballot for a city-wide referendum. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska governor calls for popular vote on LGBT protections ordinances

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's Republican Governor Dave Heineman said Tuesday that voters should have a voice on the recently enacted city ordinances that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., city council adds LGBT protections to civil rights ordinance

Monday, May 14, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln, Neb., City Council on Monday evening approved expanding the city’s civil rights protections to include its LGBT citizens. The partisan vote was approved by the five Democrats on the council; the two Republicans abstained, saying they had a conflict of interest. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., lawmakers support Fairness Ordinance for LGBT citizens

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- City council member Carl Eskridge on Monday introduced the Lincoln, Neb., "Fairness Ordinance," a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination law. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska’s capital city to consider LGBT fairness ordinance

Friday, April 20, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The city council in Lincoln, Neb., is expected to consider a "fairness ordinance" that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination law. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska football coach under fire for opposing non-discrimination ordinance

Saturday, March 31, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's only openly gay elected official is calling for the termination of University of Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown after he testified against Omaha's proposed ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]
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