Dozens celebrate a work equality resolution at rally

Around 50 people showed up at the steps of the Capitol to celebrate the passing of a resolution that solidifies equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
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(LINCOLN, Neb.)-Around 50 people showed up at the steps of the capitol to celebrate the passing of a resolution that solidifies equality for the LGBTQ + community.
The LR 466 resolution, passed on Wednesday, affirms the Supreme Court decision that if one is fired for being gay or transgender, it is against the law.
Senator Megan Hunt says it also strengthens another right.
“A really exciting thing is that it also applies to housing discrimination,” said Hunt. “So, in Nebraska with what the supreme court has done and what we did in the legislature today, it’s a good day for equality before the law.
The group, OutNebraska, and ACLU representatives were there to support Senator Patty Pansing Brooks, who pushed for the bill.

“You know its really great that we had a majority of senators who voted to pass the resolution to make the statement that Nebraska is welcoming and that we value our LGBTQ+ citizens,” said Abby Swatsworth, for OutNebraska.
“The ACLU is committed to that fight across all religions races identities sexual orientation and we are committed to ensuring the civil liberties of our citizens,” said Sara Rips, ACLU Nebraska.
Hunt adds as the first openly LGBTQ+ Nebraska senator, she wants to help make the senate more diverse.
“My hope in the future is to continue working on legislation that impacts equity and also to help mentor candidates and people who are thinking about running for office, so we can have more representation in government that actually reflects the community it serves,” added Hunt.
Senator Hunt says the work is not done as the groups will continue to dismantle discriminatory laws.

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