Neb. anti-discrimination measure faces resistance

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - A bill that would protect Nebraskans against job discrimination based on their sexual orientation is facing resistance in the Legislature.

Lawmakers began debating the issue on Thursday before adjourning for the weekend.

The measure would ban employee discrimination based on the sexual orientation or gender identity. It would apply to public employees, government contractors and private companies with 15 or more workers. Religious organizations, including schools, would be exempt.

Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln, who introduced the bill, says no one should be fired for who they are or who they love.

Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha says it could force companies to violate their own religious beliefs, or risk losing their business.

Debate resumes on Monday.

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The bill is LB48.

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