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(1) No person shall be appointed or promoted to, or demoted or dismissed from, any position in the civil service, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to employment in the civil service because of his race, color, religion, national origin, political opinions or labor union activity lawful for municipal employees.
(2) No officer or employee and no department, board or commission of the City shall in the exercise of his or its powers and the performance of his or its duties or in the granting of the use of City property discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion or national origin but this paragraph shall not prohibit the use of City property by any fraternal, religious or sectarian organization.
Sources: As to subsection (1), A Model State Civil Service Law, Section 19(a).
Purposes: 1. The tradition and heritage of the United States, morally if not legally, preclude practices by governments or their officials of discrimination against any person because of his race, color, religion or national origin.
3. Consonant with the above policies, officers, employees and agencies of the City are prohibited from using their powers or performing their duties in such a manner as will discriminate against any person because of his race, color, religion or national origin. Thus, the injunction of this section prohibits any form of discrimination practices on City recreational facilities or in City hospitals and other institutions, in police practices, in inspection and licensing practices, and in the grant of or the refusal to grant the use of City property. An exception in the latter respect is necessarily made in the case of fraternal, religious or sectarian organizations. These examples illustrate the scope of the section and do not by any means constitute an exhaustive list of the types of discriminatory practices prohibited.