May 17, 2012 at 10:05 am EST | by Phil Reese
Lincoln Council passes LGBT rights ordinance
Lincoln, Nebraska, gay news, Washington Blade

The City Council of Lincoln, Nebraska sees LGBT protections as good for business. (Public domain photo)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Voting 5-0 with abstentions from two Republicans who sought a ballot measure, the Nebraska state capital passed a comprehensive ordinance barring employment, housing and public accommodations discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, according to politics blog Nebraska.watchdog.org.

“It is important for us to do this,” Councilwoman DiAnna Schimek said, agreeing the ordinance would help business. “It is a sign that we are a caring community.”

 

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