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Employment protections & HCI in the news

March 5, 2012

Heartland Clergy for Inclusion is in the news today in the Omaha World-Herald for its support of the Equal Employment Ordinance before the City of Omaha City Council this week.  The ordinance would include sexual orientation and gender identity within the protected classes of existing employment non-discrimination law.

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, senior pastor of Countryside Community Church and a supporter of Gray’s proposal, said the council has no responsibility to decide between religious perspectives on sexual orientation.

“This is supposed to be about civil protection,” Elnes said. “All we’re saying is if a person wants to work, judge them solely on the quality of their work.

“Not passing the ordinance is tantamount to endorsing discrimination,” he said.

Read more here.

 

Written by Scott Jones

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