Eighteen current and former elected officials gathered Monday to show support for a proposal that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, public accommodations and housing against people who are gay or transgendered.
"We believe a just society is a society that creates an environment of fairness and tolerance for all its citizens, not just some of its citizens, " Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery said at the fourth pro-amendment news conference in a week and a half.
The proposed amendment introduced Monday evening by City Councilman Carl Eskridge adds gender identity and sexual orientation to the protected classes in the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.
The group gathered Monday hopes the council will pass the ordinance on May 14, when it is expected to vote. Public comments will be taken at a May 7 hearing.