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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