“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 IMMIDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2012
Tyler Richard, Outlinc, President
At a press conference on Thursday, April 19, a group of Lincoln citizens introduced The Fairness Ordinance for consideration by the Lincoln City Council. The Fairness Ordinance would prevent workplace discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Nebraskans Support Fairness
An overwhelming majority of Nebraskans — 73% — believe that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people should be protected from discrimination in employment.
People should be judged at work by their performance, not their sexual orientation. If you work hard and do your job effectively, you shouldn’t be fired just because you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Great performance deserves a fair workplace. LGBT people are productive members of the Lincoln community, who contribute to the economy and it’s only fair they be able to earn a living like all other productive workers.