Nebraska Senator wants LGBT discrimination bill returned to committee

Bob Krist Staff Reports

LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska lawmaker who voted to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is trying to pull the proposal back into committee.

Bob Krist

Bob Krist

Sen. Bob Krist (R-Omaha) asked the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee to reconsider the bill after it was sent to the floor on a 5-2 vote.

Krist says he had second thoughts Monday evening after another committee member made what he considered offensive remarks about the Catholic church.

Krist says he also does not believe the language of an amendment to add a religious exception will be effective.

Krist says he will still work to help the bill advance, but he believes the committee needs more time for discussion. The committee needs five votes to reconsider its vote.

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