Lincoln, Nebraska Tables Nondiscrimination Protections


In May, the City Council of Lincoln, Nebraska passed an LGBT nondiscrimination policy known as the “Fairness Amendment.” Since then, residents opposed to the protections gathered enough petition signatures to challenge the ordinance at the ballot — or force the council to let it die. The amendment’s original sponsor, Councilman Carl Eskridge, believes “November just didn’t feel like a good time to offer it,” and so has rescinded the policy indefinitely. He may consider adding the question to the May ballot, but may wait as long as a year or two to avoid interfering with council seat elections while “education and healing” take place.

(HT: Towleroad.)