Group Wants Lincoln Anti-Bias Measure On Ballot

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A Lincoln business association is urging the City Council to put a proposal to extend anti-bias protections to gay and transgender people on the ballot.

The Lincoln Independent Business Association says it would be appropriate to allow residents to vote. The group hasn't taken a stance on measure.

A council vote on the measure is set for Monday. If it passes,
opponents have 15 days to collect 2,500 signatures to put the issue
of the ballot. Groups opposing the measure say they're considering
that.

The state attorney general says cities cannot adopt such
ordinances because the state's anti-discrimination laws don't
extend to sexual orientation. However, voters can approve changes
to city charters to extend protections to groups not covered by
state law.


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