Neb. Capital Considers Anti-Bias Law Despite AG's Opposition

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The Lincoln, Neb., City Council held a hearing Monday on a proposed local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender workers, despite a recent opinion by the state attorney general saying cities have no authority to create additional protected classes.

At Monday's public hearing, supporters urged the city to enact the Fairness Ordinance, which would protect LGBT individuals from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, in spite of Attorney General Jon Bruning's advisory opinion released Thursday that said cities cannot pass anti-discrimination laws that protect...
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