Lincoln Gay Rights Vote Not On November Ballot

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

Lincoln voters won't be asked whether to enact a local gay rights ordinance in the November election.

City officials have not scheduled a vote on the so-called "fairness amendment" that bans discrimination against gays and transgender people.

Councilman Carl Eskridge, who sponsored the ordinance, says he has no particular date in mind to take the proposal to voters. He says it will not appear on the ballot for the November election and it may not be on the citywide ballot next May.

Opponents of the council-approved ordinance mounted a successful petition drive that requires the city to either let the ordinance die or submit it for voter approval.

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