Omaha OKs LGBT Worker Protections

Omaha LGBT discrimination workplace illegal
Omaha LGBT discrimination workplace illegal

After years of effort by the city's gay community, workers in Omaha, Neb., will soon be protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity, following a narrow vote Tuesday to approve such legislation.

The win didn't come easy. Omaha's city council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance, which adds sexual orientation and transgender status to the municipal law that already prohibits discrimination based on race, religion and marital status.