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Yesterday State Senator Adam Morfeld of Lincoln addressed a lunch rally of about 200 gathered in the rotunda of Nebraska's capitol to support LB586, the bill he had to withdraw in 2015, but which is on today's agenda in general file to be voted on again. Below are the remarks he made which bookended statements by other supporters. AKSARBENT will post the longer version today or tomorrow at the bottom of this post.
Below is some of the debate on LB586 last year, during which both Senator Morfeld and Senator Chambers advised Sen. Beau McCoy to consult a dictionary regarding his inquiries about the bill's language. McCoy, who represents Elkhorn, a suburb of Omaha, remains a steadfast adversary of LGBT rights who in 202 tried and failed to pass a state law (LB912) banning local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances.
Below is Senator McCoy, in 2012, attempting to mislead the judiciary committee about support for LB912.