Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler says he will call for a citywide election on a measure that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, following a successful petition drive to place the issue on the ballot.
Beutler said Thursday that the petition organizers sent a message of intolerance from Nebraska’s second-largest city, but he will honor the citizens’ right to vote.
Well, at least we’ll finally know what fairness means to a majority of citizens in Lincoln, Nebraska.
But we all know already, don’t we?
This vote will tell us that a majority of people think that discrimination against gays and lesbians isn’t a problem.
In other words, once we have this vote, “fairness” is going to mean unfairness.