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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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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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Neb. legislative committee advances workplace discrimination bill

Monday, March 31, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska lawmakers could get a chance this year to debate a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation.

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Same-sex couple’s divorce case could test Nebraska’s gay marriage ban

Friday, March 28, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A lesbian couple who married in Iowa in 2009 is now petitioning the Nebraska Supreme Court to be allowed to divorce in a case that could test the constitutionality of Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Ten attorneys general file brief supporting Nev. same-sex marriage ban

Monday, February 3, 2014
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and top law officers from nine other states are fighting a lawsuit challenging Nevada's same-sex marriage ban, arguing no fundamental right to same-sex marriage exists.

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Nebraska’s Sarpy County extends benefits for same-sex couples

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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PAPILLION, Neb. -- Sarpy County commissioners have decided to extend health insurance benefits to spouses of gay county employees who have legally married in another state but live in Nebraska.

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Advocates hopeful rulings spell doom for Neb. gay marriage, civil unions ban

Thursday, January 16, 2014
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OMAHA, Neb. -- In the wake of recent rulings by federal judges to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage, marriage equality advocates are hoping to strike a similar blow to Nebraska's strict ban that forbids even same-sex civil unions.

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Most Neb. schools to offer insurance benefits to married same-sex couples

Monday, December 30, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. -- Nearly all Nebraska school districts and some cities and counties will soon begin offering insurance benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

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