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As used in this chapter:
(a) "Burial lot" means any lot for the burial of deceased persons within any public burial ground or cemetery, including but not limited to, cemeteries owned and operated by the City or companies or associations incorporated for cemetery purposes.
(b) "Commission" means the Human Relations Commission of the City created by this chapter.
(c) “Discriminate and discrimination” includes segregate or separate and any difference in treatment based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disabilities, mental disabilities or socioeconomic status.
(d) "Employer" means any person who employs four or more persons, within the City, including the City, its departments, boards, commissions, and authorities.
(e) "Employment agency" means any persons regularly undertaking with or without compensation, to procure opportunities for employment or to procure, recruit, refer, or place employees.
(f) "Housing accommodations" includes any building or structure or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied as a home residence or sleeping place of one or more individuals, groups or families, whether or not living independently of each other; and any vacant land offered for sale or lease. It also includes any housing accommodations held or offered for sale or rent by a real estate broker, salesman, or agent, or by any other person pursuant to authorization of the owner, by the owner, or by such person's legal representative.
(g) "Labor organization" includes any organization which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or for other mutual aid or protection in relation to employment.
(h) "Person" includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, organizations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, and trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and other organized groups of persons. It also includes, but is not limited to, any owner, lessor, assignor, builder, manager, broker, salesman, agent, employee, lending institution; and the City, and all political subdivisions, authorities, agencies, boards and commissions thereof.
(i) "Place of public accommodation" means any inn, restaurant, eating house, barbershop, public conveyance by air, land or water, theater, store, or other place for the sale of merchandise, or any other place of public accommodation or amusement where the accommodation, advantages, facilities, or privileges thereof are available to the public, or a private club which has more than 200 members, provides regular meal service and regularly receives payment for dues, fees, use of space, facilities, services, meals or beverages directly or indirectly from or on behalf of nonmembers for the furtherance of trade or business. "Place of public accommodation" does not mean a benevolent corporation incorporated as such or a religious corporation incorporated as such under the laws of Ohio.
(j) "Racial profiling" means to stop, detain, investigate, search, seize or arrest an individual based on the racial or ethnic status of such individual except when based upon a physical description of a suspect in a criminal or traffic offense.
(k) “Restrictive covenant” means any specification in a deed, land contract or lease limiting the use of any housing because of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disabilities, mental disabilities or socio-economic status or any limitation based upon affiliation with or approval by any person, directly or indirectly, employing race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disabilities, mental disabilities or socio-economic status as a condition of affiliation or approval.
(l) “Sexual orientation” means a person's actual or perceived homosexuality; bisexuality; or heterosexuality, by orientation or practice, by and between consenting adults.
(m) “Gender identity or expression” means having or being perceived as having gender-related identity, appearance, expression, or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, expression, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.
(Ord. 07-21. Passed 5-21-07; Ord. 16-18-A. Passed 7-5-16.)