Nebraska bill banning LGBT workplace discrimination advances

Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln. Archives

LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity will be debated on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature.

Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.

Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.

An eight-member legislative committee advanced the bill Tuesday 5-2, with one member not voting.

The measure by Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln would prohibit job discrimination for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. A similar bill was debated last year, but blocked by a filibuster.

The city of Omaha already has an ordinance in place banning discrimination against members of the LGBT community.

Committee members say they expect another filibuster this year.

The bill is LB586.

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