It shall be an unfair or discriminatory practice for any person, for reasons of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political affiliation, or handicap, to:
(a) Refuse the sale, exchange, lease or rental of any housing accommodation or living quarters of any sort, or initiate a real estate transaction or advertise such housing accommodation in a fashion as to discriminate against any individual on the basis of such categories; or to discriminate against any person on the basis of such categories with reference to the availability, terms, conditions or privileges of such real estate transaction, in the lending of money or otherwise making available funding for the acquisition of such housing accommodations.
(b) Refuse to hire or render employment service to any individual or to conduct personnel matters in such fashion as to discriminate on the basis of those categories.
(c) Deny or limit access to a place of accommodation or facilities thereof in such fashion as to discriminate any individual on the basis of said categories.
(d) Deprive any student of the right to equal educational opportunity on the basis of such categories.
(e) No person shall adopt, enforce or employ any policy or requirement, publish, post or broadcast any advertisement, sign or notice that discriminates or indicates discrimination in providing housing, employment or public accommodations.
It is further a discriminatory practice to retaliate or discriminate against a person because he or she has opposed a discriminatory practice, filed a charge or complaint, testified or assisted in an investigation undertaken by the Human Relations Commission.
It shall not be considered a discriminatory practice for a religious organization or institution to restrict any of its facilities of housing or accommodation which are operated in connection with its religious activities to persons of the denomination involved, to restrict enrollment in denominational schools to members of that denomination, or to restrict enrollment opportunities to persons of that denomination, if a bona fide religious purpose for such restriction exists.
(Ord. 2602, passed 4-25-1977; Ord. 3131, passed 4-9-1990)