Public Accommodations

4.635 Human Rights - Public Accommodations Practices
  1. It shall be an unlawful public accommodations practice for a place of public accommodation, a person acting on behalf of a place of public accommodation, or for any person to assist a place of public accommodation or a person acting on behalf of such place to:
    1. Make any distinction, discrimination or restriction against any person because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status, age, sexual orientation, source of income, or because an individual is a person with a disability; or
    2. Publish, circulate, issue or display or cause to be published, circulated, issued or displayed, any communication, notice, advertisement or sign of any kind to the effect that any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, services or privileges of such place of public accommodation will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination will be made against, any person because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status, age, sexual orientation, source of income, or because an individual is a person with a disability, except as provided by laws governing the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors and the frequenting of minors in places of public accommodation where alcoholic beverages are served, and except for special rates or services offered to persons 55 years old and older.
  2. It shall be an unlawful public accommodations practice for any place of public accommodation, or any person acting on behalf of such place, to discriminate in any manner described in this section because of the race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, source of income, or disability of any other person with whom the individual associates.
  3. It shall be an unlawful public accommodations practice for a place of public accommodation, a person acting on behalf of a place of public accommodation, or for a person to assist such a place or person, to fail or refuse to offer visitation privileges to the domestic partner of an inmate, patient or resident on the same basis as those privileges are offered to the spouses of other similarly situated inmates, patients or residents. For purposes of this paragraph, “place of accommodation” shall be construed to include, but shall not be limited to, the following:
    1. A jail or other place of incarceration;
    2. A funeral home;
    3. A hospital or other health care facility; and
    4. A residential facility for the care or treatment of elderly persons or persons with mental or physical disabilities, afflictions, or diseases.

(Section 4.635 amended by Ordinance No. 17256, enacted February 24, 1975; Ordinance No. 19970, enacted July 11, 1994; and Ordinance No. 20264, enacted November 12, 2002, effective December 12, 2002.)