The Lincoln City Council has voted in favor of a measure that protects gay and transgendered people from discrimination.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that council members approved the measure with 5-0 vote. The newspaper says council members Adam Hornung and John Camp abstained from voting, citing different legal opinions on the city's authority to pass such a measure.
At least 200 people showed up for a May 7 public hearing on the proposal, which supporters have labeled the fairness amendment. Ninety-nine people signed up to speak.
The measure legally protects people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations in Lincoln based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
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