6-10-010 Declaration of City policy.
   It is the policy of the City of Chicago to assure that all persons within its jurisdiction shall have equal access to public services and shall be protected in the enjoyment of civil rights, and to promote mutual understanding and respect among all who live and work within this city. The City Council of the City of Chicago hereby declares and affirms:
   That prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and the discrimination occasioned thereby, and sexual harassment, threaten the rights and proper privileges of the City's inhabitants and menace the institutions and foundation of a free and democratic society; and
   That behavior which denies equal treatment to any individual because of that individual's race, color, sex, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military status, source of income, credit history (within the meaning of Section 6-10-053), or criminal history (within the meaning of Section 6-10-054) undermines civil order and deprives persons of the benefits of a free and open society.
   Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as supporting or advocating any particular lifestyle or religious view. To the contrary, it is the intention of this chapter that all persons be treated fairly and equally and it is the express intent of this chapter to guarantee to all of our residents fair and equal treatment under law.
(Prior code § 199-1; Added Coun. J. 12-21-88, p. 23526; Amend Coun. J. 11-6-02, p. 96031, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 3-14-12, p. 22749, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-5-14, p. 95804, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 2-10-16, p. 18514, § 8; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-18, p. 76346, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 1-27-21, p. 26741, Art. II, § 8; Amend Coun. J. 4-27-22, p. 46382, § 11; Amend Coun. J. 11-7-22, p. 54984, § 8; Amend Coun. J. 4-19-23, p. 62651, § 10)