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Federal judge tosses lawsuit filed by ‘God’s ambassador’ against ‘all homosexuals’

Thursday, May 7, 2015
In a 3-page response, U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard dismissed the case, citing among his reasons, that "a federal court is not a forum for debate or discourse on theological matters." ...

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Nebraska woman files federal lawsuit against ‘all homosexuals’ because they sin

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Sylvia Driskell, 66, claims she is an "ambassador for God and his son, Jesus Christ," and filed a 7-page, handwritten lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Omaha. ...

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Poll: Majority of Nebraska voters still oppose legalizing same-sex marriage

Monday, December 29, 2014
A new poll finds that the majority of Nebraskans still oppose legalizing same-sex marriage, but in Ohama, more people support marriage equality than oppose it. ...

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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 ...

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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." ...

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Christian college expels lesbian, wants her to repay grant money

Friday, June 14, 2013
AP Danielle Powell, right, and her spouse Michelle Rogers.
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 ...

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

Friday, February 1, 2013
Flag of the city of Omaha, Neb.
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
Patrick Bonnett (left) and Femi Awodele
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
Dave Heineman
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
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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