“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
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:
“The opinion from the Attorney General's office shows exactly why gay and transgender people in Nebraska need these basic protections. While 73% of Nebraskans support workplace protections for gay and transgender people, there are those who don't support basic values like fairness. I am disappointed that our state's Attorney General isn't willing to uphold our state's motto of 'equality before the law.'”
Lincoln Attorney Vince Powers released the following statement in response to the May 3rd Opinion of Attorney General Jon Bruning related to local discrimination ordinances:
“This is another in a long-line of political opinions designed to curry favor with special interest and is not based on the law in Nebraska. It is not worth the paper is is written on.”
The Lincoln City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 7th at 3:00pm to discuss the Fairness Ordinance. Faith leaders, community leaders, experts on discrimination and others are expected to testify in support of the ordinance.
Outlinc is a nonprofit organization that engages in and fosters the well-being and advancement of the LGBT community through excellence in service, recreation, education, and celebration.
Tyler Richard, Outlinc, President
Vince Powers, Vincent M. Powers & Associates