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GI Council addresses employment discrimination a second time

Posted: 11/14/12 08:44

The Grand Island City Council met yesterday to and the issue to bar city employment policies any discrimination based on sexual orientation was on the agenda. The council voted 6-4 to add the protection to only city policies and would not affect any other employer in the south-central Nebraska community.
The council on Oct. 9 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.
Vavricek said he saw the protection more as "symbolic," which is not what government is about, and than issued a veto, a override was than passed by an 8-2 and allowed the sexual orientation protection to be added to the city's list of classes that are not discriminated against during hiring.