“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
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.
The Fairness Ordinance would continue Lincoln’s long-standing tradition of treating everyone fairly. As the first city in Nebraska to stand-up against workplace discrimination, we can continue to grow our attractiveness to businesses by promoting a value Lincoln was built upon: fairness.
Now is the time to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to our existing protections. Now is the time to Make Lincoln Fair.The Fairness Ordinance will have a public hearing on Monday, May 7th at 3pm with a vote on Monday, May 14th.