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Nebraska will debate a bill which would bar local municipalities from enacting laws protecting gay and transgendered people, the AP reported.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
I understand the desire some of you have for uniform laws State wide and at this level sometimes it makes sense but look at it this way. A conglomeration of Counties forms a State, just as a conglomeration of States form a Country, just as a conglomeration of Countries forms the planet. If you are okay with uniform laws to make it "simpler" you are saying a "One" government is okay. A lot of us on this site disagree with big Government control as well as a "One World Government". This is where they set the process of placing the powers to the next higher level of Government until they achieve their goal. Do you really want to buy into it?
Section 2. Powers reserved to the states No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other State, territory, possession, or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other State, territory, possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship.