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Neb. man assaulted after sticking up for gay friends in alleged hate crime

Monday, October 28, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. -- A Nebraska man is recovering Monday after being attacked while defending his gay friends from being harassed and called "faggots." [ Read more → ]
AP Danielle Powell, right, and her spouse Michelle Rogers.

Christian college expels lesbian, wants her to repay grant money

Friday, June 14, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. -- Danielle Powell was going through a hard time in the spring of 2011, just months away from graduating from a conservative Christian college in Nebraska. She had fallen in love with another woman, a strictly forbidden relationship at a school where even prolonged hugs were banned. [ Read more → ]
Flag of the city of Omaha, Neb.

Petition drive to repeal Omaha’s LGBT non-discrimination ordinance fails

Friday, February 1, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. -- A petition effort by led by local churches and family values organizations in Omaha has failed to gather enough signatures to launch a referendum to repeal an Omaha city ordinance that protects its LGBT citizens. [ Read more → ]
Patrick Bonnett (left) and Femi Awodele

Petition drive launched to strike down law protecting LGBT people in Omaha

Saturday, October 13, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. -- An outspoken opponent of LGBT rights in Omaha has launched a petition drive to overturn the city’s legal protections for LGBT residents. [ Read more → ]
Dave Heineman

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 → ]

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 → ]

Omaha mayor signs employment non-discrimination ordinance

Friday, March 16, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. -- Mayor Jim Suttle on Friday signed the "Equal Omaha" ordinance, a measure that would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Omaha city council approves workplace non-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Omaha city council on Tuesday approved a controversial non-discrimination ordinance that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Omaha city council rejects LGBT discrimination ordinance

Saturday, October 30, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. -- The city council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to give LGBT citizens new protections against discrimination. After hours of testimony and debate, the ordinance failed on a 3-3 vote. [ Read more → ]
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