Nebraska Anti Gay Rights Bill Put on Hold in House
A Nebraska Senate panel won't act on a bill outlawing local municipalities from enacting gay protections laws, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Brad Ashford said Wednesday that the panel was unlikely to act on Senator Beau McCoy's measure which seeks to block cities and counties from enacting anti-discrimination rules beyond those which the state has approved.
Introduction of the bill coincided with a proposal before the Omaha City Council which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment and service providers such as restaurants, hotels and bars. The proposal would exempt religious organizations.