Omaha passes LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance

The city council of Ohama, Neb., today passed an ordinance to protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment and public accommodations with a 4-3 vote. Mayor Jim Suttle has promised to sign it into law. The ordinance adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s law that already prohibits discrimination based on race, religion and marital status.

The Task Force congratulates the Equal Omaha Coalition for this victory. The Task Force Transgender Civil Rights Project helped activists in Omaha by reviewing the ordinance and providing messaging assistance.