Opponents say Lincoln’s “fairness ordinance” will threaten freedoms

A public hearing for the proposal aimed at redefining "sex" to be more inclusive is set for today
Lincoln City Council Member Introduces New Version Of 'fairness Ordinance'

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln city council members have proposed a revision to the “fairness ordinance” in order to be more inclusive.

It’ll be further discussed during a public hearing today from 3-5 p.m. at the Council Chambers, located at 555 South 10th Street.

After a similar push was blocked in 2012, a new proposal by Lincoln City Councilwoman Sändra Washington was introduced that will revamp an entire section of the city’s municipal code.  “Sex” would be redefined to include gender identification and sexual orientation.

The Nebraska Family Alliance is strongly opposing the change writing,  “Across the country, government officials are using these proposals to threaten Americans’ constitutionally protected freedoms and force a destructive gender ideology on society.  “In the name of “equality,” this proposal ignores common sense by giving men who claim to be female (and vice versa) unfettered access to intimate places designated for women, including showers, locker rooms, and restrooms at schools, businesses, and even churches.”

Washington stated that the proposed revisions maintain religious exemption language.  She says now is the time, since the ordinance hasn’t been updated in over 20 years.

The last proposal was blocked in Lincoln after a petition by the Nebraska Family Council and Family First gathered over 10,000 signatures.  The ordinance passed in Omaha.

The Nebraska Family Alliance is calling for people to email the Lincoln City Council in disagreement of the ordinance.

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