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Nebraska is the 37th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on March 1, 1867. Its most populous city is Omaha, and the state capitol is located in Lincoln.

LGBT Rights in Nebraska: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in November 2000. No provision of Nebraska law explicitly addresses discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity. Nebraska's hate crimes law covers hate crimes based on sexual orientation but not those based on gender identity. Nebraska permits adoption by individuals, and there are no explicit prohibitions on adoption by same-sex couples.

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HRC launching Nebraska chapter to advocate for LGBT rights

| Monday, September 15, 2014
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The Human Rights Campaign on Monday announced it will form a Nebraska chapter to advocate for laws that protect LGBT people in housing, employment and public accommodations in the Cornhusker State. The HRC said its recent survey of LGBT Nebraskans show 57 percent of respondents have called the state home for more than 20 years, more than ...

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Neb. holds to one of the nation’s most restrictive same-sex marriage bans

| Saturday, August 9, 2014
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OMAHA, Neb. -- As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws, which affects some of the most basic aspects of gay couples' lives - from driver's licenses to parenting rights.

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Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses same-sex divorce appeal

| Friday, June 13, 2014
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OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska's Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Friday by woman legally wed to another woman in Iowa who is now seeking a divorce in the state where they live, saying it didn't have jurisdiction and therefore could not address the constitutional arguments raised about same-sex marriage and divorce in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Supreme Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case

| Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The case of a woman who wants to divorce her same-sex partner after legally marrying in Iowa is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Suit challenging Neb. ban on same-sex couple foster care can move forward

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Three same sex couples can go ahead with their lawsuit challenging a Nebraska policy preventing them and all unmarried couples from serving as foster parents, a judge ruled.

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U.S. Senate hopeful: ‘Marriage is defined by God and it predates government’

| Monday, April 21, 2014
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Ben Sasse, the GOP US Senate candidate from Nebraska who has garnered endorsements from Tea Party-aligned groups including the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund, appeared on Friday’s edition of The Janet Mefferd Show to reiterate his commitment to the social conservatives cause.

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School apologizes for advising bullying victims not to ‘tattle,’ or be a ‘sore loser’

| Friday, April 18, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska school district is apologizing after sending fifth grade students home with a pamphlet titled “Turning bullies into buddies," advising bullying victims not to "tattle" on their attackers, and not to be a "sore loser."

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Bill to prohibit anti-gay workplace discrimination stalls in Neb. legislature

| Monday, April 7, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A bill that would prohibit Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity has stalled in the Legislature.

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Neb. bill prohibiting anti-gay employment discrimination faces resistance

| Friday, April 4, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A bill that would protect Nebraska residents from employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation is facing resistance from some Nebraska lawmakers.

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Student allowed to perform previously censored poem on gender stereotypes

| Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska state champion speech student will be allowed to perform a poem about gender identity for television after originally being asked not to by a statewide schools organization.

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