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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:31 AM

Petition drive to repeal LGBT ordinance falls short

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Juan Perez Jr. and Erin Golden

The fate of Omaha's legal protections for gay and transgender residents won't be placed into voters' hands this spring.

A 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.

FULL story at link.


Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20130201/NEWS/702019912/1685#petition-drive-to-repeal-lgbt-ordinance-falls-short

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Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
eggplant Feb 2013 #1
uriel1972 Feb 2013 #2
mikeytherat Feb 2013 #3
eggplant Feb 2013 #4
Socal31 Feb 2013 #5
randome Feb 2013 #6
sakabatou Feb 2013 #7

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:57 AM

1. The "Liberty Project". The mind boggles. n/t

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Response to eggplant (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:58 AM

2. The liberty to deny others liberty nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:05 AM

3. Ah, journalism...

“We've got to be pretty darn close to the number we need,” said Patrick Bonnett, the group's executive director and a member of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District board.

“Darn close, but we just didn't get it.”


And yet no one asks, "So, Mr. Bonnett, approximately how many signatures did your group acquire?"

mikey_the_rat

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:56 PM

4. “We were very, very shocked at how few people were in tune with the issue,” he said.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:23 PM

5. "A church-led effort to repeal the ordinance"

I know that is often the case with these things, but that quote is bothering me this morning more than usual.

Someone, please slap me if I am out of bounds on this one, I have not had my coffee yet:

WHY IN THE WORLD IS THIS NOT JUSTIFICATION TO REMOVE THEIR TAX-EXEMPT STATUS???????

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:35 PM

6. You are not out of bounds.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:46 PM

7. "It was too hard to find homophobic bigots."

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