LINCOLN, Neb – Today the Nebraska Legislature failed to move forward a bill that would have expanded existing employment protections to LGBT Nebraskans. The legislation, LB 586, was introduced by Senator Adam Morfeld. The following statement can be attributed to Danielle Conrad, Executive Director:
“Each day Nebraska goes without basic updates to our nondiscrimination law is a day when our state stands to lose talented employees who contribute to our state’s economy.
“The ACLU is thankful for the many brave LGBT people who have shared their stories of discrimination. We are thankful for the business and faith leaders that joined over 3,000 Nebraskans who signed our equality agenda petition. We are thankful for the steadfast leadership of Sen. Adam Morfeld, Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks and their colleagues who support workplace fairness. We urge any Nebraskan who has been discriminated against to contact us as we continue to explore legal and policy options to ensure no Nebraskan is fired because of who they are or who they love. We will never give up this fight.”