By Neal Broverman
Originally published on Advocate.com October 15 2012 2:12 PM ET
Christian groups began a petition drive to overturn LGBT discrimination protections enacted by the Omaha City Council in March.
The coalition of Christian groups is confident they can get the 11,400 signatures needed to start the process of getting the protections put to a citywide vote.
“We're confident we'll get the signatures fairly rapidly,” said Patrick Bonnett, executive director of the Omaha Liberty Project, a group that's part of the antigay effort. Training efforts for petition circulators have already begun.
The antidiscrimination bill, passed on a slim 4-3 vote, protects Omaha residents from being fired or denied housing because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Should the Christian groups get the needed votes, the City Council would need to approve whether to put the issue on the ballot. Read more here.