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posted Friday, February 1, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 5
Petition drive to repeal LGBT ordinance falls short
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Petition drive to repeal LGBT ordinance falls short

By Juan Perez Jr. and Erin Golden
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITERS

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.

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