April 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The GOP-dominated Nebraska state senate has ended debate on a bill that would have added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s employment nondiscrimination laws, effectively killing it, opponents of the legislation said Thursday.
Nebraska’s unicameral legislature also passed its first pro-life legislation since 2011, allowing citizens to buy state-issued “Choose Life” license plates. Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, signed the bill into law Wednesday.
Nebraska joins at least 14 other states and 70 cities that have rejected “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” proposals in the last year, according to Liberty Counsel, which opposed LB 173.