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Neb. Job Discrimination Bill Stalls in Legislature

Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity has stalled in the Legislature.

Advocates Hopeful Rulings Spell Doom for Neb. Gay Ban

Thursday Jan 16, 2014
In the wake of recent rulings by federal judges to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage, gay marriage advocates are hoping to strike a similar blow to Nebraska’s strict ban that forbids even same-sex civil unions.

Most Nebraska Schools to Offer Same-Sex Benefits

Monday Dec 30, 2013
Nearly all Nebraska school districts and some cities and counties will soon begin offering insurance benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Neb. County to Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Wednesday Dec 4, 2013
Douglas County says it will extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees who were legally married in other states.

Inmate, Transgender Partner Lose Second Suit Challenging Nebraska Gay Marriage Ban

Monday Nov 18, 2013
A Nebraska prison inmate and his transgender partner have lost another round in their legal fight to be able to visit each other and get married.

Man Attacked Relative for Being Gay

Monday Nov 11, 2013
Lincoln police said a 20-year-old man attacked a relative with a crowbar because she’s gay, and investigators are treating the attack as a hate crime.

Despite Lesbian Sister, Neb. Gubernatorial Candidate Won’t Back Gay Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Nov 1, 2013
Despite having a lesbian sister, Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Republican Pete Ricketts says marriage is meant for a man and a woman.

Students Protest Macklemore Concert at Neb. College

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 30, 2013
A small group of students from Creighton University, a Catholic school located in Omaha, Neb., is expressing outrage that rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, known for strong LGBT support, is scheduled to perform at the college.

Straight Man Attacked in Omaha for Defending Gay Friends

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
A straight man from Omaha, Neb., says he was beaten last weekend after defending his gay friends, one who was in drag, after they were harassed at a restaurant.

Same-Sex Couples Challenge Nebraska Foster Parent Rule

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
Three same-sex couples challenged a Nebraska policy on Tuesday that prevents them from serving as foster parents, setting up a legal battle in a state with a shortage of eligible families.