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Grand Island, NE Rejects LGBT Non-Discrimination Law, Doesn’t Want To Be Known As ‘Gay-Friendly’

Last night Grand Island, Nebraska which had won the All-America City Award three times rejected an ordinance that  would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation. because at least to one city councilman Grand Island claimed that the city shouldn’t be “gay-friendly”.

The  Omaha World-Herald reports:

The  council voted 8-2 against the proposal after rejecting separate amendments that  would have postponed a decision for 30 days and placed the ordinance before  voters.

The measure would have made it illegal to fail to hire or promote  based on sexual orientation.

The proposal also would have outlawed  failing to rent or sell a house to gays, lesbians, bisexual or transgender  people, or failing to wait on people in any business in the city due to their  sexual orientation.

Councilman Larry Carney said he proposed the  ordinance because “fair play and justice do count.” Carney said Grand Island  should not be a place that tolerates discrimination.

But Councilman Mitch  Nickerson said the city of about 50,000 should not be a “gay-friendly” city. He  said the ordinance was in opposition to city morals.

Congratulations to the Grand Island, Nebraska City Council’s for officially declaring the Non-Gay-Friendly City of Grand Island as one of the most bigoted and hateful cities in America where fair play and justice  do NOT count.

Now there’s an award you and your “morals” can truly cherish. (And shove up your asses!)

Grand Island City Council CONTACT INFO –  You know what to do!.


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