Discrimination in social, cultural and economic life in Fort Wayne against any person or persons because of race, sex, color, religion, disability, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, age, or sexual orientation, is contrary to American principles and is harmful to the social, cultural, and economic life of the city. Discrimination, particularly in employment opportunities, public accommodations and housing, increases the burden and cost of government; and, such discrimination contributes to increased crime, vice, juvenile delinquency, fires and other evils, thereby affecting the public safety, public health, and general welfare of the community. It is therefore deemed to be in the best interests of the city to create a metropolitan Commission to administer and enforce any anti-discrimination legislation and ordinances, all as authorized by the Indiana Civil Rights Act.
('74 Code, § 15-1) (Ord. G-21-78, passed 7-25-78; Am. Ord. G-16-01, passed 11-13-01; Am. Ord. G-20-03, passed 5-27-03)