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Petition Drive to Repeal Omaha's LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance Fails

Right-wing religious groups have failed in their petition drive efforts to repeal Omaha, Nebraska's LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, the World-Herald reports:

City_omahaA church-led effort to repeal the ordinance did not gather enough signatures in time to launch a referendum immediately, organizers said Thursday.

The Omaha Liberty Project, sponsor of the petition effort, needed to submit roughly 11,400 valid resident signatures to the city today to potentially force a vote in May's general election.

The group's volunteer petition circulators led months of signature gathering and community-organizing efforts, its leader said, but didn't collect enough signatures to account for potentially ineligible entries. The group has already missed a deadline to place the issue on the primary ballot.

Organizers blame their failure on getting a late start, lack of education on the issue, and not public opinion.

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  1. Guess the LDS church did not send out buss loads of workers and wheel barrows of money like they did for Prop H8...

    Posted by: Tom in Long Beach | Feb 1, 2013 10:35:03 AM


  2. @TOM IN LONG BEACH

    Not this time in Nebraska, mainly because Mormons got the job done way back in 2000 in exactly the way you described...

    http://aksarbent.blogspot.com/2012/01/minnesotan-recalls-how-according-to.html

    Posted by: Enzo | Feb 1, 2013 5:58:45 PM


  3. THANK GOODNESS! We've got some highly motivated nutjobs in this city, unfortunately.

    Posted by: fedorajoe | Feb 1, 2013 6:04:05 PM


  4. Sounds like some people need to hate faster, stronger and more frequently

    Posted by: SFRowGuy | Feb 4, 2013 8:31:19 PM


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