Nebraska Child Welfare Services Preservation Act (LB 975)
This law was last updated on Nov 18, 2018
LB 975 would prohibit the government from taking adverse action against child-placing agencies because the agency declines to provide, facilitate, or provide a direct referral for a child welfare service that conflicts with their “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
“Adverse action” includes, but is not limited to:
- Denying a child-placing agency’s application for funding;
- Refusing to renew an agency’s funding;
- Canceling an agency’s funding;
- Declining to enter into contract with an agency;
- Refusing to renew a contract with an agency;
- Canceling an agency’s contract;
- Declining to issue a license to an agency;
- Refusing to renew an agency’s license;
- Canceling an agency’s license;
- Taking an enforcement action against an agency; and
- Treating an agency less favorably than other agencies.
LB 975 would allow child adoption and foster placement agencies, the right to discriminate in, or refuse, the services they offer (such as child placement) to LGBTQ families and children.