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Nebraska football coach Ron Brown kills 'fairness amendment' to protect LGBT people

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University of Nebraska assistant football coach has succeeded in killing a law that would protect LGBT people from discrimination in housing and the workplace. The city council had passed the ordinance in May on a 5-2 vote. The mayor supports the bill. However, Brown and his allies have succeeded in forcing the city council to put the measure to a popular vote.

Brown has fought hard against laws that would give equal treatment to LGBT people, saying that we must live by God's law, not man's law. He says that God's law forbids homosexuality. He preaches this doctrine to the people of Nebraska and to the players of the University of Nebraska football team. In his version of Christianity, gay people are openly discriminated against, and that is heralded as protecting citizens.

Brown did not testify against the Lincoln ordinance the way he did against an Omaha ordinance. However, he expressed his strong opposition to the equality law away from the city council's chambers.

Nebraska kicks off its season Sept. 1 against Southern Mississippi.

Hat tip to Towleroad.