Lincoln, Nebraska City Council Bans Employment Discrimination
May 15, 2012 by Tony Wagner, Western Regional Field Director
Yesterday, in a remarkable vote of 5-0-2, the Lincoln, Nebraska City Council passed the Fairness Ordinance. HRC worked closely with OutLinc to generate volunteers and contacts to councilmembers. The nondiscrimination ordinance follows in the footsteps of a similar ordinance passed in Omaha earlier this year. HRC appreciates the dedication of OutLinc, and the many HRC supporters and other activists who contributed to the success of the campaign.
Opponents now have 15 days to gather the 2500 signatures needed to place the new ordinance up for a vote. If it makes the ballot, we'll need volunteers to get-out-the-vote. The city council will likely schedule the election within the coming months.