Nebraska Foster Care Bill That Would Allow For Discrimination Effectively Dead

Nebraska's LB 975, a bill that would have allowed adoption and foster care agencies in the state, including taxpayer-funded agencies, to refuse to work with families, youth in care, or prospective parents based on the agency’s sincerely held religious beliefs, is effectively dead for this session.

According to, The bill's own sponsor, Senator Mark Kolterman, withdrew the piece of legislation after failing to garner the 33 votes needed to stop a predicted filibuster. Kolterman plans to reintroduce similar legislation next year.