The measure is similar to a proposal recently adopted by Omaha.
Lincoln could join Omaha in extending anti-discrimination protection to gay and transgender people.
Councilman Carl Eskridge plans to introduce a measure to the council on April 30. He expects there would be a hearing on May 7 and a council vote a week later.
At a news conference Thursday, the proposal was backed by several business owners and at least one pastor. The Rev. Karla Cooper says ``it is a divine mandate and imperative to pass the fairness ordinance in the city of Lincoln.
Similar to an Omaha measure passed last month by its council, the Lincoln measure would bar discrimination against gays and transgender people in housing, employment and public accommodations.