GI City Council Asked To Bar Sexual Discrimination From City Employment
People have asked the Grand Island City Council to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation from city employment policies. The proposal will be considered at Tuesday's council meeting and would add the protection to only city policies. It won't affect any other employer in the south-central Nebraska community. On Oct. 9, the council rejected a measure that would have barred businesses from discriminating against current or prospective employees based on their sexual orientation. It also would have covered housing and retail situations. Councilman Larry Carney said that the new proposal is a smaller first step toward eliminating discrimination. City policies already bar discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, mental or physical disability, marital status, national origin or genetic information.