Omaha Mayor-elect Jean Stothert has denied she ever pledged to repeal a recently enacted gay rights law.

On Tuesday, Stothert, a 59-year-old Republican with 2 adult children, became the first woman elected to the city's top job. She will take over the reigns on June 10.

The Omaha City Council last spring approved the law, which outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment and service providers such as restaurants, hotels and bars.

While religious organizations are exempt from the law, a failed effort to force a vote on the law was led by a coalition of local clergy and churches.

Femi Awodele of the Omaha Liberty Project, the group which sponsored the repeal drive, endorsed Stothert's campaign, joining her in a television ad.

“I really like Jean's record of smart conservative leadership,” Awodele says in the 30-second ad.

In a voter guide put out by the group, Stothert is listed as having pledged to repeal the LGBT ordinance.

“But this one in particular, the GBLTQ one, it is an ordinance, and I don't have any plans to repeal it and that rumor is out there. And that's not true at all,” Stothert said during an interview on 1290 KOIL radio. (The audio is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)