As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Advertising" means to make, print, publish, advertise or otherwise disseminate any notice, statement or advertisement, with respect to any employment activity, any business activity, or any educational activity.
   (b)   "Age" means 18 years of age or older except as otherwise provided by law.
   (c)   “Business establishment" means any entity, however organized, which furnishes goods, services or accommodations to the general public. An otherwise qualifying establishment which has membership requirements is considered to furnish services to the general public if its membership requirements consist only of payment of fees or consist only of requirements under which a substantial portion of the residents of the City could qualify.
   (d)   "Disability" or " disabled" means, with respect to an individual, a physical or mental impairment, a record of such an impairment, or being perceived or regarded as having such impairment.  For purposes of this chapter, discrimination on the basis of disability means that no covered entity shall discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of that individual's disability. The term "qualified individual with a disability" shall mean an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the employment positions that the individual holds or desires.
   (e)   "Discriminate, discrimination or discriminatory" means any act, policy or practice that, regardless of intent, has the effect of subjecting any person to differential treatment as a result of that person' s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or physical characteristic.
   (f)   "Educational institution" means any public or private educational institution including an academy, college, elementary or secondary school, extension course, kindergarten, pre- school, nursery school, university, and any business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical or vocational school.
   (g)   “Employee" means any individual employed or seeking employment from an employer.
   (h)   “Employer" means any person who, for compensation, regularly employs four (4) or more individuals, not including the employer' s parents, spouse or children. For purposes of this chapter an employer " regularly" employs four (4) individuals when the employer employs four (4) or more individuals for each working day in any twenty (20) or more calendar weeks in the current or previous calendar year. For purposes of this chapter, an " employer" is also any person acting on behalf of an employer, directly or indirectly, or any employment agency.
   (i)   "Gender" means actual or perceived sex.
   (j)   "Gender identity or expression" means having or being perceived as having a gender identity or expression whether or not that gender identity or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that individual at birth.
   (k)   "Labor organization" means any organization that exists and is constituted for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or of other mutual aid or protection on behalf of employees.
   (1)   "Person" means a natural person, firm, corporation, partnership or other organization, association or group of persons however arranged.
   (m)   "Physical characteristic" means a bodily condition or bodily characteristic of any person that is from birth, accident, or disease, or from any natural physical development, including individual physical mannerisms including but not limited to height and weight. Physical characteristic shall not relate to those situations where a bodily condition or characteristic will present a danger to the health, welfare or safety of any individual.
   (n)   "Place of public accommodation" means inns, taverns, hotels, motels, restaurants, wholesale outlets, retail outlets, banks, savings and loan associations, other financial institutions, credit information bureaus, insurance companies, dispensaries, clinics, hospitals, theaters, recreational parks and facilities, trailer camps, garages, public halls, and all other establishments which offer goods, services, accommodations and entertainment to the public within the City. A place of public accommodation does not include any institution, club or other place of accommodation, which by its nature is distinctly private.
   (o)   "Sexual orientation" means actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality.
   (p)   "Transaction in real estate" means the exhibiting, listing, advertising, negotiating, agreeing to transfer or transferring, whether by sale, lease, sublease, rent, assignment or other agreement, of any interest in real property or improvements thereon.  (Ord. 1-16.  Passed 6-20-2016.)
   (q)   "Conversion therapy" means any practices or treatments that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender. Conversion therapy shall not include counseling that provides assistance to a person undergoing gender transition, or counseling that provides acceptance, support and understanding of a person or facilitates a person's coping, social support, and identity exploration and development, including sexual-orientation-neutral intervention to prevent or address conduct or unsafe practices, as long as such counseling does not seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.
   (r)   "Mental health professional" means an individual who is licensed, certified or registered under the laws of the State of Ohio to provide, to an individual or group, mental health services, including but not limited to, the assessment or improvement of mental emotional, psychiatric, psychological, or psychosocial adjustment or functioning, regardless of whether there is a diagnosable, pre-existing disorder or disease. Mental health professions include but are not limited to physicians specializing in the practice of psychiatry, psychologists marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, professions clinical counselors, behavioral clinicians or therapists, nurses or any other persons offering such mental health services.  (Ord. 41-18.  Passed 10-15-2018.)