Hair discrimination ban approved

A bill that extends employment discrimination protections was passed by the Legislature Aug. 11.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist06' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh'>Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh</a>
Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh

LB1060, introduced by Omaha Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, clarifies that existing protections against racially based employment discrimination include hair texture and protective hairstyles, including braids, locks and twists.

Senators passed the bill on a 27-12 vote. Twenty-five votes were needed.

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