“Lincoln has to compete with other communities for talented workers and many of those cities have protections in place based on sexual orientation.”
– Beatty Brasch, Executive Director of Center for People In Need
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2012
Tyler Richard, Outlinc, President
For immediate release
May 31, 2012
For more information contact Tyler Richard, Outlinc President
Outlinc President Tyler Richard released the following statement in response to the petition drive to repeal the Fairness Ordinance:
You did it. You made history. Lincoln joins the ranks of 163 other communities by having protections for LGBT people. You did what needed to be done to Make Lincoln Fair.
Mayor Chris Beutler is signing the Fairness Ordinance this afternoon after a 5 to 0 vote on the city council. In the coming months, expect forums with Lincoln's office of Human Rights to educate us on how to file a complaint, should someone be faced with discrimination.
A variety of faith leaders, community advocates, researchers and those in touch with the business community are standing up for fairness! The public hearing for the Fairness Ordinance will be on Monday, May 7. Much of the testimony and supporting documents are compiled into this hearing packet.
Tyler Richard, president of Outlinc, Lincoln’s LGBT community organization, released the following statement in response to the May 3rd Opinion of Attorney General Jon Bruning related to local discrimination ordinances:
On Monday April 30, 2012, 18 elected leaders showed their support for the fairness amendment.
We are making progress, thanks to you and 73% of Nebraskans who believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people should be protected from employment discrimination. The Fairness Ordinance will be introduced at tonight's City Council meeting. Stay tuned for info on participating in the public hearing on Monday, May 7.
On April 22, 2012 faith leaders of Lincoln showed their support for fairness by signing the statement below.
Faith Leaders Stand in Support of LGBT Workplace Fairness Ordinance WHEN: Saturday, April 21 – 11:45 a.m. WHERE: Unitarian Church – 63rd & A Streets, Lincoln, NE The media is invited to a photo/interview opportunity with clergy from more than 20 congregations who will declare their support of the Fairness Ordinance announced Thursday.
You can be a part of history in Lincoln as we work together to make Lincoln a great place to live, work and play!
After the victory in Omaha to expand workplace protection to include sexual orientation and gender identity, Outlinc is joined by small business leaders, faith leaders and city officials to work on a workplace fairness ordinance for Lincoln.