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Creighton University to offer same-sex benefits despite archbishop’s objection

Monday, October 27, 2014
St. John's Church at Creighton University.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University will soon begin offering health benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of its employees despite the objections of the local Catholic archbishop. Creighton President Rev. Timothy Lannon announced the change Monday. He said 21 of the 28 Jesuit universities already offer similar benefits.

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

Monday, October 28, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. -- A Nebraska man is recovering Monday after being attacked while defending his gay friends from being harassed and called "faggots."

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Christian college expels lesbian, wants her to repay grant money

Friday, June 14, 2013
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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.

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

Friday, February 1, 2013
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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.

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

Saturday, October 13, 2012
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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.

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Nebraska governor calls for popular vote on LGBT protections ordinances

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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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.

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Nebraska football coach under fire for opposing non-discrimination ordinance

Saturday, March 31, 2012
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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.

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Omaha mayor signs employment non-discrimination ordinance

Friday, March 16, 2012
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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.

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Omaha city council approves workplace non-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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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.

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Omaha city council rejects LGBT discrimination ordinance

Saturday, October 30, 2010
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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.

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