The city of Omaha continues its downward trend as its City Council votes today to approve special protections for openly gay and lesbian behaviors and people. People are already equal under the law; they don't need further laws. This now creates a great inequality and a further assault on morally upright consciences. Councilmen Garry Gernhardt, Chris Jerram, Ben Gray and Pete Festersen all voted for the measure and received the enthusiastic support of Mayor Suttle. When will Omaha stop voting in liberals to their local government?