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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Discriminate" which includes "separate" and "segregate" means any distinction or difference in treatment based on their race, color, creed, age, sex, marital status religious belief, national origin, handicap, familial status, or ancestry.
(b) "Familial status" means one or more individuals who have not attained the age of eighteen years being domiciled with:
(1) A parent or another person having legal custody of such an individual or individuals; or
(2) The designee of such parent or other persons having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person.
The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status shall apply to any person who is pregnant, or in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of eighteen.
(c) "Handicap" means with respect to a person:
(1) A physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities;
(2) A record of having such an impairment; or
(3) Being regarded as having such an impairment, but such term does not include current, illegal use of or addiction to a controlled substance (as defined in Section 102 of the Controlled Substance Act (21 U.S.C. 802)).
(d) "Housing" and "housing accommodations" means any building, structure or portion thereof which is occupied as or designed or intended for accommodations as a residence for one or more persons, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure or portion thereof.
(e) "Person" includes one or more individuals, real estate agents, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, fiduciaries and the like. "Persons" as applied to partnerships or other associations includes their members, and as applied to corporations includes their officers.
(f) "To rent" includes to lease, to sublease, to let and otherwise to grant for a consideration the right to occupy housing accommodations.
(Ord. 12-00. Passed 5-1-00.)