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Majority of Omaha Voters Support Equal Employment Ordinance

The following post comes from HRC Web Editor Eric Cameron:

A survey released today shows 60 percent of Omaha voters supporting a citywide ordinance banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Councilman Ben Gray’s “Equal Employment Ordinance” is scheduled for vote tomorrow, March 13.

The poll, commissioned by grassroots group Equal Omaha, shows only 25 percent of Omaha voters opposing the ordinance.

An abstention by Councilman Franklin Thompson caused a similar measure to fail in 2010, and tomorrow’s vote is expected to be close. Learn more about the ordinance by visiting

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