§ 9-1106.  Unlawful Public Accommodations Practices. 1057
   (1)   It shall be an unlawful public accommodations practice to deny or interfere with the public accommodations opportunities of an individual or otherwise discriminate based on his or her race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, familial status, or domestic or sexual violence victim status, including, but not limited to, the following:
      (a)   For any person being the owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or employee of any public accommodation to:
         (.1)   Refuse, withhold from, or deny to any person, either directly or indirectly, any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges of such public accommodation on a discriminatory basis. 1058
         (.2)   Publish, circulate, issue, display, post or mail, either directly or indirectly, any written or printed communication, notice or advertisement to the effect that any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of any such public accommodation shall be refused, withheld or denied to any person on a discriminatory basis, or that the patronage of any such person is unwelcome, objectionable or not acceptable, desired or solicited. 1059
         (.3)   Prohibit a breastfeeding mother from or segregate a breastfeeding mother within any public accommodation where she would otherwise be authorized to be, irrespective of whether or not the nipple of the mother's breast is covered during or incidental to breastfeeding. 1060
         (.4)   Refuse, withhold from, or deny any person access to any separate-gender bathroom where the person's gender identity is consistent with the gender for which such bathroom is reserved. 1061
      (b)   For any person to harass, threaten, harm, damage or otherwise penalize, retaliate or discriminate in any manner against any person because he, she or it has complied with the provisions of this Section, exercised his, her or its rights under this Section, enjoyed the benefits of this Section, or made a charge, testified, or assisted in any manner in any investigation, proceeding or hearing hereunder.
      (c)   For any person subject to this Section to fail to post and exhibit prominently in any place of business where public accommodations are provided, any fair practices notice prepared and made available by the Commission, which the Commission has designated for posting.
      (d)   For any person to aid, abet, incite, induce, compel or coerce the doing of any unlawful public accommodations practice or to obstruct or prevent any person from complying with the provisions of this Section or any order issued hereunder or to attempt directly or indirectly to commit any act declared by this Section to be an unlawful public accommodations practice.

 

Notes

1057
   Amended, 1969 Ordinances, p. 1231; amended, 1972 Ordinances, p. 687; amended, 1982 Ordinances, p. 1476; amended, Bill No. 970750 (approved May 19, 1998).
1058
   Amended, Bill No. 010719 (approved May 29, 2002).
1059
   Amended, Bill No. 010719 (approved May 29, 2002).
1060
   Added, Bill No. 960849 (approved June 25, 1997).
1061
   Added, Bill No. 130224 (approved May 8, 2013).