Omaha Passes Non-Discrimination Ordinance
March 13, 2012 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Michael Cole-Schwartz, Former HRC Director of Communications
The Omaha City Council has just passed an ordinance banning discrimination in employment and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Omaha now joins most American major cities in barring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Following the vote, HRC President Joe Solmonese said:
“Omaha is a world class city that now joins the ranks of other major American cities standing strong for fairness. The city council should be proud for affirming the principle that what matters is how you do your job, not who you are.”
HRC is proud to have partnered with Equal Omaha in advocating for the ordinance. The organization activated its local members and supporters as well as provided local leaders with strategic advice and financial support. HRC also provided data from its workplace project that shows 86 percent of Fortune 500 companies have their own policies against sexual orientation non-discrimination and nearly half cover gender identity.
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