LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill to ban workplace discrimination against LGBT Nebraskans will move to the full Legislature as initially planned.
Krist had asked the committee to reconsider its vote after members voted 5-2 to advance the measure.
Krist had voted yes, but said he became concerned about the effectiveness of an exemption for religious groups. He says he also was offended by remarks Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha made about the Catholic church.
Chambers told senators Thursday morning that he doesn’t remember what he said, but maintains that religious beliefs should never prevent a bill from advancing.
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