Tag Archives: Nebraska

NEBRASKA: Federal Judge Denies Motion To Stay Marriage Case Pending SCOTUS

Via the Lincoln Journal-Star: A federal judge on Tuesday denied the state’s motion to stay a lawsuit challenging Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriages and set a Feb. 19 hearing on a motion that would force the state to allow them while the case is pending. “Let it suffice to say that the State defendants have not made a sufficient showing …

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Viral Video Of The Day

Twin tornadoes hit rural Nebraska.

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Teabagger Vs Obama Doll

From the Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska Democrats on Friday criticized a TV ad showing Republican governor candidate Beau McCoy knocking a Barack Obama doll off a fence post with his hand. The ad opens with McCoy saying, “More Obamacare in Nebraska? That is the last thing we need.” He then strikes a doll that resembles President Obama. “Beau McCoy hit a …

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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 …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Anti-gay groups are getting desperate, with one candidate for governor comparing marriage equality to murder. An Alabama scheme to slip a marriage ban into the US Constitution is moving forward but is pretty much guaranteed to fail. A judge in Ohio rules that marriage equality isn’t only for dead people anymore. Plus, a major marriage victory in Utah …

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NEBRASKA: Gay Divorce Appeal Filed

A Nebraska lesbian who five years ago married her partner in Iowa, has filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court, asking that the state grant her a divorce. A lower court last year ruled against her request and a broad ruling from the state Supreme Court could pave the way for marriage equality. Before they tied the knot, Margie …

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Teabagger: Move US Capital To Nebraska

He’s running for the US Senate. Via Breitbart: “As someone who’s not a career politician, I wanted to introduce myself to Nebraskans in a way that would explain what this campaign is about,” Sasse said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News. “DC is a sick, dysfunctional place. I’ve seen it up close. We’re going to lose our country if …

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NEBRASKA: GOP Candidate For Gov Issues Pledge To Block Marriage Benefits

Nebraska state Sen. Beau McCoy is running for governor and he wants his fellow candidates to sign on to a pledge to block benefits for gays married in other states. “Make no mistake,” the Omaha state senator said, “every time same-sex couples get the same recognition as a married couple, the Nebraska Constitution and the will of Nebraskans gets undermined.” …

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NEBRASKA: Hate Crime Charges For Man Who Attacked Lesbian Couple

On Thursday, a Lincoln, Nebraska man and an accomplice attacked his sister and her fiance with a crowbar for offending Islam with their relationship. Both women escaped without injuries. Police say Ahmad Tuma’s sister and her fiancee arrived at home near 27th & M when he and a friend, 20-year-old Nathan Marks ran up to them. Police say Tuma tried …

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NEBRASKA: Gay-Bashing Of Straight Marine Investigated As Hate Crime

The attack on the straight Marine who was gay-bashed in Omaha after standing up for a friend in drag will be investigated as a hate crime. Omaha Police said Thursday officers are investigating this incident as a hate crime. Gay rights activists in Omaha want people to know there’s nothing scary about a man in a dress. They will be …

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Meanwhile In Nebraska…

Chicago Cubs co-owner Pete Ricketts is running for governor of Nebraska. Despite having a gay sister who owns the team with him, he’s against gay marriage as are the other GOP candidates.  Shocking. But the Chicago Cubs have participated in Chicago’s gay pride parade, which one candidate is trying to use against him. The Cubs’ connection to the parade raised …

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NEBRASKA: Straight Man Gay-Bashed After Standing Up For Friend In Drag

An Omaha straight man told local news that he was attacked outside a restaurant after standing up to three men that were harassing a friend of his who was in drag. The assailants escaped but surveillance video and credit card records might identify them. Ryan Langenegger said he and his two friends, Josh Foo and Jacob Gellinger, were eating at …

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NE Christian School Fires Superintendent For Appearing In The Producers

A Christian school in Nebraska has allegedly fired its superintendent for appearing in a local production of The Producers.  Because that show is gay, apparently. Harold Scott has been an educator for 22 years and superintendent at the school started by Calvary Community Church since 2011. In an email response to questions Wednesday, he said he was told the reason …

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NEBRASKA: FRC May Sue To Force Referendum On LGBT Rights Law

A Nebraska affiliate of the Family Research Council is apparently planning to sue the city of Lincoln in order force a public referendum on overturning that town’s LGBT rights law.  Via Aksarbent: David Bydalek (left) of Family First, Nebraska, an affiliate of the Family Research Council, and Al Riskowki, of the Nebraska Family Council, want the issue on the ballot …

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NEBRASKA: Christianists Fail To Repeal Omaha’s LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law

In March of last year, the Omaha City Council narrowly approved a bill granting employment protections to LGBT residents of the city.  Anti-gay Christianist groups immediately launched a campaign to repeal the bill.  Supporting the repeal attempt was Omaha Archbishop George Lucas, who issued a letter demanding that local Catholics sign the repeal petition. Yesterday the backers of the petition …

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Church Sign Of The Day

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NEBRASKA: Christian Groups Work To Repeal LGBT Protections In Omaha

God’s Gentle People are working to make it legal again to discriminate against LGBT people in Omaha, which only narrowly approved its workplace protection ordinance in March of this year. Some churches involved in the effort put the call to sign the petition more directly than others; approaches range from reminders to sign petitions after Sunday services to one pastor’s …

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NEBRASKA: Omaha Archbishop Encourages Repeal Of LGBT Protections

Archbishop George Lucas has sent a letter to parish priests encouraging them to promote a petition to repeal Omaha’s brand new LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance, which was adopted by the city council in March. Via the blog Aksarbent, here’s a portion of Lucas’ letter: Dear Father, You will soon learn from the local media about an effort that is underway to …

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Nebraska Follows Jan Brewer’s Lead

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said yesterday that he too will deny driver’s licenses and public benefits to young immigrants now eligible for deferred deportation status. “They shouldn’t be here if they’re not here legally,” Heineman told reporters. “That’s the whole problem, and I’ve talked to you guys about this many, many times. When you don’t secure the border, have a …

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Not Christian Enough

A Nebraska man is suing a local lighting company for not hiring him because he isn’t “Christian enough.” According to the complaint, the manager asked Wolfe “to identify every church he has attended over the past several years; where and when [he] was ‘saved’ and the circumstances that led up to it.” In the interview, Wolfe claims he was told …

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