The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) dates back to 1966 when Lincoln voters passed Article 10, an anti-discrimination and human rights amendment to the City Charter.
Title 11 was then added to the Lincoln Municipal Code, creating the framework to foster equal opportunity for all Lincoln residents and to prevent and respond to discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.
Today, LCHR continues to strive to prevent, respond to, and eliminate all forms of illegal discrimination, and to assure and foster equal opportunity for all City of Lincoln community members. LCHR receives, settles, investigates, issues findings, conciliates, and holds public hearings on complaints alleging discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, national origin, familial status, age, ancestry, marital status, and retaliation within the City of Lincoln. Additionally, LCHR provides community education and assistance to community groups, businesses, schools, and governmental entities for the purpose of providing education regarding our legal rights and responsibilities, as well as promoting diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our community.
See LMC § 11.02.040