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LIVE VIDEO: Nebraska Senate Debates Workplace Protections For LGBT Citizens

Here's what's going on:
Under LB 485 by Lincoln Sen. Danielle Conrad, employers would be prohibited from discriminating against a person on the basis of his or her sexual orientation. The bill applies to employers of 15 or more people, those with state contracts, the state of Nebraska and other government agencies. The debate began in the Legislature Thursday but became stalled as the Legislature recessed for the weekend. "[LGBT citizens] deserve the same rights we all presently enjoy in the workplace," Conrad said during the debate. "This legislation should not be about special rights for anyone; it is about equal rights for everyone." However, there was a huge outcry among some senators, saying this was infringing on business owners' freedom of religion.
The bill includes gender identity.

UPDATE: The debate has concluded.

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