No ‘Fairness Amendment’ To End LGBT Discrimination In Lincoln, Nebraska

NebraskaAfter a hard fought battle to pass non-discrimination ordinance for LGBT people, lawmakers in Lincoln, Nebraska, are pulling the issue off the table.

An ordinance had support in the city council, which passed it last May, and Mayor Chris Beutler backed it, but opponents gathered enough signatures to force a ballot vote and officials simply don't think the timing is right for a city-wide vote.

"November just didn't feel like a good time to offer it," Carl Eskridge, a City Councilman who sponsored the ordinance, told The Journal Star. "I just don't know when it will happen. It could be a year or two [before reintroduction]."

Eskridge and his allies say they are going to spend the immediate future working on educating voters about non-discrimination laws.